Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has urged the Nigerian young citizens to build their country with their local talents and disdain taunting and shading the beauty of Nigeria.
She openly declared this at an event in Abuja over the weekend and was passed to Nigerians by a statement signed by the National Information Officer, United Nations Office, Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun.
Amina vowed that the world may not be able to contain multiple migrants from Nigeria and urged the young ones not to lose hope in the beauty of the country.
In her words, she said:
“You have got education, you have the tools, and you have a huge future ahead of you, and you are condemning yourself before you start on that journey. Do not do that! Be proud of Nigeria your country, do not condemn her and do not lose hope.”
“If you think Nigeria is worse than better, then how are you going to turn it around? If you do not want to build this nation, I do not know where you want to go. I can assure you the world is not ready to take 240 million Nigerians. Therefore, let’s think about how to salvage it together.”
“Whilst I agree that the potential of this country has not been fully met by successive governments, but I disagree with the view that there is no hope; I disagree with total condemnation of Nigeria. Nigeria is a great country and the best on earth.”
“Young people must get involved. There is no reason to throw stones at any institution of government unless you are willing to get into that government and do something about it. It might take you a lifetime, but it does require people to make the sacrifice. If enough of us are pushing in the right direction, there will be a big difference.”