I was discussing with a friend few days ago, we got to this part of the discussing where I felt the whole thing will end up being a total crap. I decided to let go of it, Meanwhile a lot of people in this society argues often about pointless and baseless argument, for example, do you know that Nigeria has the highest number of youth who spend more than they earn? Lies? That is a question, which could be a fact or the truth, depending on how you argue with.

The first thing a Nigerian will tell you in reply to that question is “No”. It’s lie”, ask them if they are defending the whole youth or themselves, and the whole discussion will become meaningless, that is because we prefer lies compare to the truth in Nigeria.

I will be discussing five lies everyone in Nigerian tell even the pastors.

1.Bail is free.

In United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries which I will love to exclude in order not to you waste your time, I do value your time and I want you to get the juice out of the article in time. Where was I? Oh! Other countries has their bail operations being free, in fact; everyone is aware or intimated of their rights, so you can not infringe any citizen’s right, but here in Nigeria; nobody has any damn right towards anything. Oh sorry, we have the right to say what we like, and that’s one of the reason the country is not progressing.

Bail isn’t free, Nigerian police do not even arrest for the right reasons so let leave bail aside.

2. Police is your friend.

Police is not your friend, the most notorious people on earth are being protected by well schooled and highly strengthened non civilians, leaving the normal civilians at the mercy of these people.
In Nigeria, police isn’t no one’s friend, they are just a group of people who ought to be making life easier, that is not what they are doing anyways.

3. Education is the best legacy.

While I was young, as a kid;my parent would intimate me on how the only best gift they can give to me is education, as time went by; I feel we should all be sincere and truthful with ourselves, education has never being the best gift any parent would give to their kids, the best legacy any parent could leave for the kids is the ability for them to survive at any point in life, the educational system itself is so dam and terrible that one needs the strength of God to make things work in the right manner… People go to school, Finish from college and about seventy percent of them ends up jobless, so how does that make education the best legacy anyone can give to their offspring. Recently I read on how the whole idea of education in Nigeria might just be assumed as punishment. Education maybe the best legacy any person outside can give to their kids, but not in Nigeria

4.Children are the future of tomorrow.

I don’t know what the future of Nigeria is, but it’s definitely not the youth in the country. There is virtually no company in Nigeria that the larger number of people working in that company is the youth. Have you noticed that between the year twenty fifteen til recent, the number of young people dying is higher compare to the number of old people who are dying. We seems to have a higher number of youth who are not making any positive difference to the society compare to the number of old people who are doing tangible things. Youth who love to spend but hate to work are increasing in number daily,weekly,monthly and yearly.

Old people are occupying the position young people should be occupying, and this is one of the reasons while a lot of graduates are out there jobless, then some people will start muttering discussions that hasn’t taken the country anyway since the ages.

5. I’m not in a relationship.

Almost everyone in Nigeria is single once you don’t see them with their kids behind their back, and almost every lady is not in a serious relationship once you can sight a ring in their hand. All this seems like normal lies to an average Nigerian.

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Temi Badmus

Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus
Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. Her desire is to give a listening ear to people and to give an opportunity for everyone to be heard. Has any one told you that you are special? Yes, you are. You were beautifully designed, you are relevant to this generation and very special to me. Connect with me on LinkedIn


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