The present state of Nigeria’s high rate of unemployment and its resultant increase in dubious crimes committed by young people and children as well as the tendency by Nigerians to pass blames on one another makes Chile Ndukwe’s 35 Years Old Never A Fool At Forty a timely publication.
Coming from the stable of Super Treasures Publications, Festac, Lagos, the 144 page book takes the form of a motivational narrative in dealing with the issues of youths and Youths development.
Divided into eleven chapters, the book provides a step by step guide on how one can map out or structure one’s targeted goals in life.
Written by an energetic and accomplished youth motivational speaker, the book written from wealth of experience gathered in the course of several seminars and youth meetings held in several parts of the country provides a kind of “how to do it “ manual for the teeming Nigerian youths.
Ndukwe’s treatise employs the power of psychology, philosophy, cultural and religious ethics in teaching the reader about how to activate the creative spirit, the only propelling force that can transport one to one’s place of desire.
In a simple term, 35 Years Old… can be better be captured in the Obama’s catchy campaign expression ”’ Yes We Can”. The whole philosophy that shapes the entire discourse in this little but very important book is the I can Spirit. It is equally this power to awaken the giant within, that recommends the strength of this rare offering.
Topics discussed in Ndukwe’s book include; This Errors Must Be Corrected,, Chart Your Course, Picture Your Future, Use Your Mind, Set the Goal Post and Then, Got Work and The Territory of Self Employment among others.
Barring some aviodable typographical errors resulting from poor editorial finishing of the book, one can easily come to the conclusion that this modest effort coming from a young mother of four is quite encouraging and well recommended effort. There is no doubt that reading this little book amounts to a life changing experience, especially for the youths.