Youth in Nigeria: Quick to Type, Slow to Act by Uche Ezenwa

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By Uche Ezenwa

Yes, I know we are in the digital age and the voice of the youth is unlimited.

 

For majority, our fingers are quick to type whenever there is latest information. My question is what happens after we tweet, update our Facebook status air our view, opinion on decision made by the past or present government. Do we just leave it at that?

 

It is not all about raising your voice on social media though it plays a huge part to what we stand up for. It is about what we do.

 

For example: The government embezzles money – we complain, some share their views on various social media platforms.

 

Ministerial list is out and no single youth is nominated we complain and also voice our opinion.

 

The truth is words are only words if not acted on. At the end of the day the power of social media is downplayed, if we do not act on it.

 

I suggest youths with similar ideologies should rally, write petitions to the government, start campaigns etc.

 

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world” – Johann Wolfgang