Dear Nigerian Youths,
Our future is being mortgaged by our current leaders. There is no further testimony to this than the ongoing probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission and the ongoing investigation of the immediate past Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission into the re-looting of the recovered loot by corrupt leaders. To make matters worse, not only are the current resources of government being pilfered away, loans and more loans are being advanced by international institutions which our generation is expected to pay in years to come.
This is a coordinated attempt, whether deliberate or not, to rig us into more poverty and penury even as we are currently the poverty capital of the world.
To this end, we at Raising New Voices Initiative have decided to put a plan of action in place, and hereby call on the youths of Nigeria to come together to give life to this plan, and thereby safeguard the future of our nation and dissociate ourselves and our generation from this recklessness. This is also a call to all stakeholders of project Nigeria, to rise to the occasion of mitigating the risk of a mortgaged future for our country’s youths, engendered by the reckless and indiscriminate borrowing tendencies of the present and past governments and unbelievable heights of corruption going on in this administration and that of the past.
We must do everything in our power to ensure that the current government, and subsequent ones, become severely restricted in their capacity to borrow and in the case that they continue to advance these loans and these institutions continue to lend them, we must dissociate ourselves from any future obligations that drive us into further poverty. We need to make it abundantly clear that any foreign lender which chooses to continue to support any Nigerian government in the financial mortgaging of the future of its youth, would be held responsible for its actions, does so at its own risk and should consider such loans as grants in the likely event that our generation is not able to pay back the loans.
The attached letter and petition has been drafted and we require you, as an interested citizen, to
- Sign this document by going to bit.ly/endcripplingloans and inputting your name and email.
- Share this document with as many young Nigerians as possible both in Nigeria and the diaspora. We plan to get 1 million signatures.
- Join us in submitting this letter to the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning on a day that we will choose and announce.
Our future lies in our hands, whether as a poverty-stricken black nation or as a prosperous giant of Africa. It all depends on what we do today. Sign this document right now and share!