‘Nigeria should be mindful of Arab Spring’
Ambassador Aliyu Isa Mohammed yesterday at the National Conference called for the needs of young people to be taken care of in order to avoid a repeat of the Arab Spring in Nigeria.
Mohammed, who is Nigeria’s Ambassador to Libya, said jobs must be created if Nigerians must sleep with their eyes closed.
He said frustration led a youth in Tunisia to douse himself in petrol and set himself on fire, leading to the conflagration that has engulfed parts of the middle-east, cautioning Nigerian leaders to do the right thing.
He condemned a situation where young Nigerians die in stampedes in search of scarcely available jobs, saying politicians must get it right if Nigeria must move forward.
“Those who have finished secondary, primary and university institutions are lingering about jostling for jobs that are nonexistent. If the superstructure is wrong, there is no way the infrastructure will be right,” he said.