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“Revolution Is The Only Solution To Problems Facing Nigeria” – Activist Urged Nigerian Youths To Wake Up


“Revolution Is The Only Solution To Problems Facing Nigeria” – Activist Urged Nigerian Youths To Wake Up

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August 21, 2013 –“Revolution Is The Only Solution To Problems Facing Nigeria” – Activist Urged Nigerian Youths To Wake Up

  • Nigeria’s Enemies Of Democracy: Unemployment & Political Manipulation By Corrupt & Pot Bellied Politicians
  • Nigerian Youth; The Trustees of Posterity

It is a cliché to say that Africa is endowed with enormous natural resources with enviable human capital availability,but it is still true. Without a shadow of doubt, the future looks bright and colourful. Our dream of becoming the continent that all would envy can be fully realized if it’s demographic advantage “large population”of  the youth are mobilized,empowered and integrated into the day to day running of government. We should be part of the stakeholders and not be treated as aliens. For sure, we are the trustees of posterity. According to a recent report, about 65% of the total population of Africa are below the age of 35years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years. Further survey shows that by 2020, out of 4 poeple 3 will be on average of 20 years old. It thus makes Africa the most youthful continent.The sad part of it is that morethan half of the population of African youth survive on less than $2 per day. This is a poverty threshold by international standard.

A large number of them are jobless, while some are not gainfully employed. Ironically, many are living the life that is not worth the weight of the word “life” itself. Because of this, they indulge in crimes and other social vices that are inimical to economic growth. Here in Nigeria, the situation is even worse. More than 40 million Nigerians are without job. We the youth of this great nation that prides herself as the giant of Africa doesn’t even know what tomorrow holds for us. To escape from the claws of poverty and hardship many of our brothers have met their untimely death on their way to Europe in search for greener pasture that no longer exist. Our leaders are not living up to expectation. We are in a country where “chop i chop” has become a norm for every public office holder, where corruption has beclouded godliness and where justice is reserved for the highest bidder. The disparity between the rich and the poor is unconcealed. Corruption in Nigeria is like a gully erosion that destroys the soil, thereby making it uncultivable. Unemployment is our greatest challenge, and the measures aimed at tackling it are mere cosmetic approach like the so called YouWin and Sure-P that we are not sure of.

These are programmes designed to favour a select few. The major panacea to curbing the malaise of unemployment is the direct creation of jobs through the establishment of industries and revamping the ailing ones.

Mr President is now a preacher of national unity. he seems optimistic that our dear country will not disintegrate in 2015. He is oblivious of the fact that we are dancing on the brink and that there is a ticking time bomb”youth unemployment”waiting to explode. Unemployment is a tickish and serious matter that shouldn’t be handled with kid gloves. In 2012, many young people took to the streets to protest against joblessness in Senegal, and to the voting station to press for a change of government. Their vote which was their weapon of change worked for them.

According to the proverbial saying, “The voice of the poeple is the voice of God.” Former president Abdoulaye Wade, an old man of 86 years, who succeeded in uttering the country’s constitution to favour his third term ambition just like what former President Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to do was defeated. The key lesson from Senegal’s election violence is that youth unemployment can fuel the fire of political violence and civil unrest which may pave way for the dreaded revolution which many of us are afraid to talk about.

The time has come for the Nigerian youth to creep out from their shell of ignorance,those that are still sleeping should be asked to wake up from their slumber and let us face the reality.You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.

Time is the wisest counsellor of all and that time is now. For how long should we sit and watch our future been decided and controlled by these corrupt and heartless pot-bellied politicians whose elderly raskality is becoming a show of shame everyday.We have been marginalized and disadvantaged by these gerontocrats to the extent that PDP that claims to be the role model party selected a geriatric, someone who suppose to be a grand father to be the national youth leader. We have sat for so long at the river of babylon. How do we sing our song of  success as youth in a failed generation. We can no longer mortgage our future with these crop of politicans whose stock in trade is to loot the treasury of the state. The Yerimas in the National Assembly, the kill-joy of our tomorrow leaders are all enemies of democracy.A stitch in time saves nine.

Uchechukwu Caleb Obi

About the author:  Uchechukwu Caleb Obi, a social critic based in Europe




  1. Thomas

    August 21, 2013 at 5:21 AM

    You are right on point brother.
    one day people will fight for their freedom in this country.
    This corruption is just too much.

  2. franky

    August 21, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    your write up is great.when will this nightmare called unemployment be chased out.

  3. Sean

    August 21, 2013 at 5:26 AM

    I foresee revolution coming. Obasanjo has warned Jonathan too
    whether dem corrupt leaders like it or not, revolution that happened in Ghana will still come to happen in nigeria

  4. PK

    August 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Hi my brother, there has never been any revolution in Ghana before, so please mind your words and concentrate what is happening in Nigeria thank you.

  5. Divine

    August 21, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    I really hope Nigeria youth wake up from their slumber and face reality. From the look of things, those devil recanate that call themselves our leader are not ready to repent soon the earlier we face them the better for all us.

    Nice job Mr. Uchechukwu.

  6. sharon

    August 21, 2013 at 8:04 AM


  7. lamido

    August 21, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    I totally agree with you the writer you genuinely have a interest on development and eradication of these so called pot belly corrupt politicians in your mind, though I lived in Dublin Ireland I will surely come home and involve in revolution I can’t wait for that day to come.

  8. sharon

    August 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM


  9. SOLA

    August 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Bros you are very correct. but this revolution should be everybody’s business. please come home (Niger)so we can start it together.

  10. Mike

    August 21, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Nigeria youths shld start mobilization of all reasonable youths now bcos revelution is immenient, how can d so called politicians sit in their house nd hand pickd their relations nd thuggs 2 represent d people against d peoples wish. The youths shld rise up against these evil men who are bent in mortgaging our future, d time is now!

  11. Topsy

    August 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    This is long overdue in Nigeria. It is either now or never. Revolution seems to be the only lasting solution to Nigeria’s problems, only if the youths are prepared to fight for their future. Come to think of it, those who called themselves political leaders are nothing but mere parasites only there to feed on the state and leave the vulnerable to die in the ditch of poverty. It is my duty as a citizen of this blessed country to energize/enlighten the youths on what to do to safe the country from further doom or damage. enough is enough. we are tired of this primitive set of people ruling us. They are obviously out of touch. we need modern and transparent governance in Nigeria.

  12. Nate

    August 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM


  13. blessed

    August 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I don’t see the reason why the old men in the offices refuse to make way for the youths. maybe the youths are still underage or the tomorrow for the youth has not come. Be warned.

  14. Esther Riike

    August 21, 2013 at 11:14 AM



  15. ARNOLD

    August 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM


  16. sunny

    August 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Good write up. I feel we are coward in this country. For instance if u have a hundred nigerians protesting and the police or other security agents shot one of the protester what will happen is pure cowardice the other ninety nine protesters will take to their heels. Lol we never ready. It cannot happen anywhere. I other part of the world when such thing happen the rest will keep pushing forward. But here we will all run away. No wonder IBB said in his 72nd birthday message that nigeria cannot break up because we don’t have the balls. Lol. We be mumu. We no get hope. Anyway I am ever ready for any revolution because na me veeeeexxxxx pass.

  17. mac

    August 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Revolution will not solve any problem at all, dis men hv their money stack away somewhere in Europe and their children stays abroad too. Nigerians should work on their mind set first b4 thinking of revolution. Because it was the same youth that thug for them during elections. If u don’t like a particular leader u vote him/her out. B4 u think of the revolution u go and watch Syria and Egypt

  18. Provoked youth

    August 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    The time to act is now!!!
    Nigerian youth,Let’s wake up!!!
    Let’s face the Revolution!!!
    Let’s join our hands together!!!
    Enough is Enough!!!

  19. Iyabo

    August 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    u all must be very very sick to want a revolution. do u watch egypt & syria in action? nonsense.

  20. grace

    August 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    yes I support u, all over the world are waiting for us to start it and support us as well thank you for this and GOD bless Nigeria.

  21. Kemi

    August 21, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Hmm! Well written. I was moved by this write up, our God that took the Israelites to the promise land will surely takes us there in Jesus name Amen. Uchechukwu, if you are based in Europe and other youths are still based oversee or more youth still bent on migrating out of the country. The question is who do we have left to go through revolution? You talked about us having less than $2 per day to feed, who ever has that is blessed believe me. You need to see where people beg for 20 naira to buy garri to drink. Can someone with no food in the tummy come out to fight for justice? NO. You are a youth of this country too, come back home it can begin with you. Once again, we’ll written write up cause all you said about the pot-bellied politician are all true. May God almighty see us through. Amen.

  22. Da game behind da game

    August 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Division is the only solution for the merged country called Nigeria by Frederick lugard. The rising sun will shine again and forever BIAFRA!!!!!!!!!

  23. excellent nigeria

    August 22, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    There is a revolution coming. It will not be like revolutions of the past. It will originate with the individual and with culture, and it will change the political structure only as its final act. It will not require violence to succeed, and it cannot be successfully resisted by violence. It is now spreading with amazing rapidity, and already our laws, institutions and social structure are changing in consequence. It promises a higher reason, a more human community, and a new and liberated individual. Its ultimate creation will be a new and enduring wholeness and beauty — a renewed relationship of man to himself, to other men, to society, to nature, and to the land.

    • excellent nigeria

      August 22, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Everywhere revolutions are painful yet fruitful gestations of a people: they shed blood but create light, they eliminate men but elaborate ideas.

      • excellent nigeria

        August 22, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Most anarchists believe the coming change can only come through a revolution, because the possessing class will not allow a peaceful change to take place; still we are willing to work for peace at any price, except at the price of liberty.

  24. brown sugar

    August 26, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Mr Caleb since you are proposing a revolution which i know all happen soon, i hope you are comming back to nigeria for the revolution oh

  25. victor

    August 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    Arise.o nigerian youths to serve our father land from corrupt government officials and its agents.its time now for us to answer the call for protest , for all the conditiion are ripe now . let serve our father land!!

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