The Ogun State Government “ably led” by His Excellency, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun just recently appointed the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown competition Mr Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesebioba aka Laycon as a Youth Ambassador of Ogun State.
The Youth Ambassador position comes with gifts which include a house, N5million and other add-ons.
The Best graduating Medical student of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) was presented with a cheque of N10,000 by the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).
The huge question to ponder over is “Where lies the future of Education in Nigeria?”
Let’s just do a simple analogy:
1. A set of young people are locked up in a house for about 2months, doing all sorts and the eventual winner smiles home with well over N85million in prizes, inclusive of N30million cash.
2. A University student “locks” himself up in his room “burning the midnight candle” for about 5years or more, he eventually graduates as Best student and is issued a cheque of N10,000 for his efforts.
How very laughable and ridiculous.
I would thus wish to throw my personal knocks in 3 directions.
My first knock goes to a Government who instead of investing in the future of the Nation through Education, would rather prefer to come out with statements advising teachers/lecturers to leave whatever they are doing and go back to farming.
My second knock would go to the Media/Marketing/Publicity world, who would rather promote and encourage shows like BBN at the expense of more Educational shows and events.
My third knock would go to the Youths of the Nation, who would rather stay glued to watching BBN, while also voting massively with financial implications for housemates of their choice, rather than coming out on election days to vote “FOC” for leaders of their choice.
What future lies ahead of a Nation that does not have leaders who think straight?
Or, why on this earth, would some sycopants prevail on a sitting and thinking Governor to make use of state funds on frivolous things, when most state infrastructure are begging for attention.
“Why Lies the Future of Nigeria?”
I just wonder.