By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, says â€œit is most lamentable that successive governments in Nigeria failed to properly plan for Nigerian youths, especially the less privileged and physically challenged persons.â€
Ozekhome, who spoke in Owerri, during the inauguration of the Youth Enhancement Organisationâ€™s Board of Trustees, BOT, said â€œour society is so disoriented that nobody wants to know how anybody made his money. We eulogise money bags, enthrone mediocrity, disregard patriotism and fail to reward sincerity and hard work.â€
According him, â€œit was a thing of joy to be a primary school teacher in the years past,â€ adding â€œtoday, not many are even interested in being university lecturers.â€
â€œHow many people are even interested in being university lecturers? It was a thing of joy to be a primary school teacher in the years past. Today, our collective vision is badly warped and this had led to all manners of crime,â€ Ozekhome said.
Welcoming the BOT members earlier, the YEO President, Mr. Obinna Egbuka, said that â€œbetween May 2009 and April 2010, we organised three medical outreach programmes in different communities in Imo State, where over 6,000 rural dwellers were provided with free medicare.â€