The United Nations has cautioned youths not to work against the country’s interests, warning that if Nigeria collapses, the world will be unable to welcome 240 million Nigerians as migrants.
Mrs Amina Mohammed, the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General, said this in a statement signed by Oluseyi Soremekun, the UN’s National Information Officer for Nigeria.
She warned Nigerian youths to start constructing the country with their God-given abilities and talents rather than glamouring for a division that is capable of igniting a war.
She spoke against the backdrop of the role of youths in the #EndSARS protests, which turned violent after being hijacked by hoodlums, as well as young Nigerians’ social media attacks on the country.
Her statement, titled “Be proud of Nigeria, don’t condemn her, don’t lose hope”, read;
“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.
“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.”
Remember that in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned against concerns that could destroy the country and cause refugee difficulties for Africa and the rest of the globe.