Youths are significant in every sphere of life as they are seen as strong, agile and fit, being that they have the strength to achieve whatever they set their mind to achieving. Unfortunately, the youths of today would rather channel their strength to activities of doom that will eventually plunge their life into a lifelong abyss and leave them frustrated, dried, and wounded.
They have the advantage of age and a promising future, to be the leaders of tomorrow, but they have started engaging in activities that render them irrelevant and irresponsible in society. It was never recorded in time and space that nationalists like Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe, Ahmadu Bello, etc. started their youth days with any fraudulent activity. Instead, we were told of how they strived to achieve education at all costs to liberate their people from ignorance and bring independence to the nation.
In our society today, education is variably considered as an option amongst various means. The popular saying that “education is the best legacy” has been rephrased by the present-day youths into “education is a scam”. Whereas fraudulent activities have been pushed into a crescendo, they downplay the many adverse consequences that will eventually accompany the fraud committed by anyone in society and embrace the act without consciousness.
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An average teen in a university is not interested in a reading group but will not hesitate to have a sleepless night with a group of guys in other to get an ‘update’ that enables them to dupe a client. They have no interest in group reading but call themselves names like ‘my gee’, and ‘senior gee’ which signify their expertness or hierarchy in fraudulent activities.
Engaging in fraud is like hiding behind a finger which is impossible to achieve, a popular proverb says “All day for the thieves one day for the owner” the tentacle of law and justice will catch up with anyone engaging in fraudulent activities.
Sikiru Kayode Emmanuel wrote from the Department of English, Lagos State University