Youth are the pole bearers of a nation. Youth are full of zeal, enthusiasm and energy. The world reached a historic milestone with seven billion people, 1.8 billion of which are youth aged 10 to 24. Youth usually constitute about 24.9 percent of world population hence whatever they do, it will affect their nation. Youth can bring about a social change but if the young men and women of a nation are misled, then a social disaster is inevitable. Youth falling prey to illiteracy and evil practices not only ruins their lives but also hamper the progress of the nation. Proper employment that brings forth their talents increases the morale of youth and gives them self-confidence. Youth in developing countries becomes victims of social evils. These evils include corruption, black marketing, communalism, terrorism, female feticide and the dowry system. They have to associate themselves in the social welfare work as well as the tasks related to the defense of the nation. Undoubtedly they are tremendous reservoir of strength but they have to canalize their strength and energy and put it to use for the progress and development of the nation.
With these thoughts in mind, I would like to go straight and emphasize on the AMERICAN YOUTHS BORNE TO NIGERIAN PARENTS. They are in the millions and highly educated with articulate professions such as the under listed;
- Automobile Engineering
- Aeronautics Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Web designers with security
- Computer software Engineering
- Medicine/ Surgeons
- Business Administration/Management
- Physical Therapist
- Professional Certified Teachers/Childcare Administration
- Nurses/Healthcare Administration
- Sports Intellects
The ONeNess Youth and Advocates for the
Less-privileged and Orphans.
ONeNess Foundations Youth pose with the Mother
of ONeNess (Hon. Edithmary Tabitha I. Price)
The problem is; these American kids born to Nigerian parents are afraid to risk their safety to come to Nigeria, which is the land of their parents birth. We their parents have an obligation to protect our children from becoming victims of teenage abduction and so do the Nigerian government. We also have a moral and ethical obligation to speak for the existing victims because they cannot speak from captivity and it is the right thing to do. We urge all law makers in Nigeria including the PRESIDENCY to act now and act expressly to bring to an end this evil against humanity and fellow Nigerians.