OSCA WOVEN WORDS COMPETITION – FADARE OLUWABUSAYO LATEEFAT
“Imagination gives birth to things unknown but the writer’s pen turns them into shapes and gives to them living breaths.”
The 2018 OSCA WOVEN WORDS COMPETITION was organized by My Woven Words and it was only for undergraduates of tertiary institutions in Osun State as approved by the ministry of education, Osun state. There were Terms and Conditions for contestants.
OSCA Woven Words Competition remains the “first-of-its-kind” and “one-of-its-kind” in Osun state, Nigeria. To avoid Conflicts of Interest, we reached out to a number of unbiased scholars in a university outside Osun State to assess the submitted manuscripts and select the best contestants. All the contestant got a certificate of participation and some of the submitted manuscripts were selected for online publication.
TOPIC: The Tenacity of Nigerian Youths in National Development and Leadership Roles.
“Youth are the leaders of tomorrow”
Our current leaders (the elders) are no way giving we youth the persistence to be interested in any leadership role that has to do with our country. The simplest way by which our current leaders can use in captivating interest of the youths in national development and leadership role is by unveiling new set of young leaders, who will step into the shoes of their forerunners.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”- Albert Einstein
Nigeria needs a fresh political thought. Grooming youths in the aspect of leading the country will go a long way in helping Nigeria become a better country for all.
The superstitious belief within African societies that older persons should enjoy the eminence and rights to all forms of leadership, including political leadership. Today’s democratic system of government seem to welcome choosing older persons to bear the flag of party representations during elections.
In all fields of endeavour, be it in politics,religion, military, Music, Teaching, technology,and exploitation, sports etcetera , the youths are needed to serve as the lubricant for wheels of progress.
The disregard for youths out there today has driven majority of them to all sorts of vices, such as cyber crime, robbery, kidnapping, impersonation, examination malpractices, rape, cultism, prostitution, drug trafficking, et cetera. As a result of this, youths with sense of responsibilities seem to be going into extinction.
Corruption keeps getting rampant from all four corners of Nigeria and our political leaders seem to be the root. Some of them employ the youths as thugs during elections and thus expose them to drugs, violence and untimely death. It is incredible, how after engaging them in evil practices for achieving political ambitions, they turn round later to tell the world that the Nigerian youths are lazy.
When most leaders decend from a particular post,their sit is replaced with an acquaintance, Leaving other with no connection helpless.
Nigeria need to give less regard in the aspect of age-wise on who is fit to lead and who isn’t. The leadership bearings and dexterity of these world leaders can only be imagined by simply looking at their leadership footprints.
Nigeria is crippled by a dearth of constructive, visionary and progressive leadership.
To get the interest of youths in leadership roles, opportunities should be opened for all regardless of age, race or background.
The moment when the elder leaders are willing to work hand in hand with youths in terms of national development and leadership roles, a stronger foundation for a better Nigeria will be laid.
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