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Nigeria: A Nation Bereft Of Patriotic Statesmen – National Youth Alliance

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Nigeria: A Nation Bereft Of Patriotic Statesmen – National Youth Alliance

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A frontline group, National Youth Alliance (NYA), has described the problems plaguing Nigeria as a result of absence of patriotic statesmen that would serve as role models to the youth.

This was expressed in a statement signed by the SA Media to NYA President, Ambassador Aliyu Bin Abbas, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday April 7, 2024.

“It is unfortunate that with the current condition of the country that our economy is on a constant downturn, all our elders who ought to be father’s of the nation at these trying times have remained silent.

“It is even more worrisome that with the degenerating security issues, it is expected that our fathers raise their voices against the scourge,” it said.

Ambassador Abbas explained that, “Numerous individuals purporting to be paternal figures have ensnared the younger generation, stifling their potential through various means.

“The fundamental principle of a father nurturing his son’s growth has been distorted, complicating the inheritance of power and resources.

“As a result, the passing down of authority, materials, and other essentials has become a daunting task for these individuals.”

NYA said that this phenomenon underscores Nigeria’s status as a “fatherless nation,” where the guidance and support needed for youth development are conspicuously absent, hindering the country’s progress.