Says world not ready to take 240 million migrants
The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, has urged youths in Nigeria to start building the country with their education and God-giving skills, instead of condemning the country.
This was made known by a statement signed by the National Information Officer, UN Office, Nigeria, Oluseyi Soremekun over the weekend. The statement was titled,
“Be proud of Nigeria, don’t condemn her, don’t lose hope – DSG Amina J. Mohammed tells young Nigerians”.
She implored the youths to build the nation with the education and tools that they have at their disposal, assuring them of a good future ahead if they don’t lose hope.
In her words:“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.”
She implored the youths to channel efforts to making the country better and also watch their statements because the world is not ready to accommodate 240 million refugees.
“If you think Nigeria is worse, then how are you going to turn it around?” Ms Mohammed asked and stated further, “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.”
The Deputy Secretary-General, however, encouraged youths to get politically involved and be part of governance
“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,” she said.
She agreed that the potential of the country has not been fully harnessed, but assures that there is still hope, as she still sees Nigeria as a great country and the best on earth.
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