Don’t Condemn Your Country, Be Proud of Nigeria, UN Deputy Secretary-General Tells Youths
- Youths in Nigeria have been urged to stop condemning the country despite its many flaws and problems
- The call was made by United Nations deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed while speaking with some students
- According to her, the success of Nigeria will benefit all citizens regardless of their tribe and position
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A message has been sent by United Nations deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed, to Nigerian youths.
The diplomat called on youths to stop condemning their country despite its many flaws, Premium Times reports.
According to Oluseyi Soremekun, UN National Information Officer, Mohammed made the call while addressing students at the Baze University, Abuja recently.
She was quoted to have said:
"Be proud of Nigeria, your country; do not condemn her and do not lose hope."
The world is not ready to take 240 million Nigerians
She said it is what Nigerians wish for the country that most times come true. She said if Nigerians want the country to be successful, it will definitely be, Arise TV added.
“If you will your country that way, that’s the direction it will go. Even if it is not so good, you need to will it to succeed, because the success of this country is yours. If you fail, we will have conflict after conflict.
“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.”
Going further, she urged Nigerians not to compare the country with other countries.
“Do not compare apples with oranges."
Community cries out over dilapidated school in Delta
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a Nigerian man identified as Frank West called on the Delta state government to come to their rescue over a dilapidated school in the state.
Taking to his Facebook page to share photos of Akarai Etiti Community Primary School, West said the school is the only educational facility in Ndokwa East local government.
He said the government had neglected Ndokwa East despite the fact that it is one of the major oil-producing local government areas in the state.
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Physically challenged man pays school fees of three siblings
In other news, a physically challenged Nigerian man identified as Michael Showunmi has wowed people on social media after paying school fees of three siblings whose parents had financial challenges.
Making the disclosure through his foundation on LinkedIn, Showunmi said the siblings are identified as Taiwo, Kehinde and Memunat Oshokoya.
According to the siblings, things are difficult for them because their mum was diagnosed with cancer.