Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that Nigerian youths are full of spunk abroad, but gas at home. He said this generation is filled with illiterates whose only Job is to jump on the internet to discuss and comment on issues that they are ignorant about.He lamented the various texts he gets from the young ones and this makes him really sad.
In the same vein, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Ronald Kayanja, recounted his experience as a student in the UK saying, “When I was studying in the UK, many of my friends were Nigerians and whenever we were uncomfortable as African students, we asked the Nigerians to speak for us.
Kayanja stressed that the UN wanted to mobilise enough Nigerians to make changes using the template of the UN 2030 goals and SDGs adding that the focus should be on mobilising Nigerians who cannot accept to live in pathetic conditions.
He said, “The Nigerian youth schooling outside the country reminded me of what it was like to be a student in racist England in the 50s.
Kayanja further disclosed that while Nigeria had yet to adopt the Solution 17 UN-endorsed Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the CEO and Project Director of Creative Youth Community Development Initiative, CYCDI, Mrs. Foluke Michael, it has been approved in India, Morocco, and Switzerland as a model to alleviate the major problems facing today’s society.