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The Truth of the Matter

By Muhammad S. Ahmadu

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These people cannot continue to depend on aids from government and non-governmental sources. Some permanent forms of solutions must be put in place before it’s too late again.

Poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment especially among the youth are some of the root causes that drift a society into all forms of backwardness, calamities, and insecurity. The people living in the northeastern part of Nigeria have tested the end results of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in the last seven or so years.

Boko haram insurgency is, without doubt, a product of the side effects of the trio of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy in our society. The polluted psyche of the people caused by the ill effects of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment was used to lure and recruit members into this deadly group. Perhaps, this group is still using this “unholy” technique to lure members in addition to the use of brute force.

We cannot escape societal calamities as long as high rates of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy exist in the society

The unfortunate insurgency has so far produced multitudes of internally displaced persons (IDPs) consisting of so many orphans and widows that are essentially unemployed, poor, and mostly uneducated in addition to being brutally displaced from their ancestral homes and dwellings. These people cannot continue to depend on aids from government and non-governmental sources. Some permanent forms of solutions must be put in place before it’s too late again, especially now that sanity and security of lives and properties in our society are returning.

We cannot escape societal calamities as long as high rates of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy exist in the society, especially among the youth.

Our problems cannot be solved when the cause(s) of those problems still “freely” dine and wine with us.

As it is there’s still palpable high rates of unemployment, poverty, and illiteracy amongst the people that stakeholders must, as a matter of urgency, address before it becomes too late again. People are still truly suffering.