Northerners With No Education Are The Ones Ruling Nigeria
Senator Femi Okurounmu, a leader of Afenifere,has said that Nigeria is being ruled by Northerners, whom he described as having almost little or no education.
Okurounmu, while speaking on the nation’s 21 years of uninterrupted democracy, expressed displeasure that many Southern youths who graduated from the university with good grades are roaming the streets with no jobs, saying Northerners are the ones getting employed.
“In terms of development, Nigeria has been going very slippery downhill since 1999. Poverty has been increasing at an alarming rate.
The level of youth unemployment is more than 50%. Every day, we start new universities, but the products of these universities, what jobs have we prepared for them? Most of them graduated without jobs; they have their certificates.
The parents struggled and struggled so they make it through universities, because we so much value education in our own part of the country.
But after the struggle of the parents, the children come out with the grades, they begin to roam the streets jobless. And most of the jobless youths in Nigeria are southerners because they don’t give much value to education in the North.
“If a Southerner goes to school with a Northerner. If the Southerner gets a first class and the Northerner barely pushes through just to graduate.
If they apply for a job, the Northerner will be given the job and within a few years, he will become the boss.
“The Northerners with almost little or no education are the ones ruling the country in every facet. In every part of the country, they are in charge. All the so-called highly educated Southerners are roaming about without jobs.
To find fulfillment, they must find their way out of the country. Nigeria is no longer a place where Yoruba sons and daughters who are educated can live and find fulfillment; they have to go out of the country.”