After 62 years of independence, Nigeria is still in a state of trying to establish a solid state of unity across the over 250 ethnicities within the country with a high level of corruption issues which has been affecting not just the economy, but the livelihood of every Nigerian.
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) frowns at the underdeveloped situation of Nigeria, how should we say a supposed giant amongst many others is yet to walk at 62, this is exactly the description of Nigeria.
62years is more than enough to stabilize any nation with the advantages of mineral resources and human resources like that of which Nigeria is blessed, yet we are still chasing shadows instead of the substance.
It is not news that the major issues militating against Nigeria are corruption and disunity, this corruption has been traced to the causes of the high cost of living, unemployment, poor education, housing, poor healthcare system, insecurities, and poor infrastructures.
Secondly, disunity has also been traced to the causes of unpatriotism, hate, ethnicity, and Tribalism. Also, these have put our unity at Risk.
Furthermore, corruption has given Nigeria and Nigerians a negative image to the rest of the world, her citizens don’t trust their leaders anymore, and corruption has become a tradition that her citizens see as the norm.
Truly the average Nigerian is an educated person, who knows what’s right and wrong. But the leaders have turned Nigeria from a democratic nation to a dictatorship nation psychologically.
Although some individuals in Nigeria have also been part that contributes to this devastating state of the nation.
Individuals or groups of people involved in activities like Boko haram, other terrorist groups, kidnapping, the spread of hate speech, cultism, ritual killings, cyber crimes, and many more.
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths calls the attention of all Nigerians, to let’s unite and to keep the peace of our nation in a nonnegotiable place, and also to do things orderly by obeying laws and others stipulated under our constitution.
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths also wants to use this medium to encourage the Nigerian government to invest and focus more on industrialization, and to make sure every setback that has been traced to the causes of poor industrialization in Nigerian should be curbed, in other to improve the economy of Nigeria.
However, even in the face of the ills militating our society, we should not lose hope, we should come together to make Nigeria better, there are still opportunities for us to make the future of our children and society better than the present state. Patriotism should set in.
Every Nigerian should see themselves as comrades to uphold the unity and progress of Nigeria.
Our attention have been drawn to a viral video tagged (Emilokan) that is currently trending on social media. It is believed that this song was recently released by some member of a group and is attracting a lot of comments.
Some members of the public may have unknowingly attached the group and the viral video to our organisation, (AHOY). However, we are using this medium to unequivocally clarify to the members of the public and the government of Nigeria that, the song or viral video is not from (AHOY).
(AHOY) is a non-political organisation and are not affiliated with any political party or politician. (AHOY) are Pyrates following the traditional tenets focusing on improving the society by advocating for improved education system, health system, social justice system, good governance and humanistic (charity) ideals and acts.
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) celebrates democracy day with all Nigerians. Being an annual and memorable day, the 12th of June, to celebrate and promote a peaceful society where coexistence is done in peace with a mindset for progress.
Association of Humble and Obedient Youths advocates for an improved society especially in the area of security, education and quality life style within the nation. The Association also suggests that the government should try to advocate more for a peaceful society and should try to proffer a new and sustainable method that will enhance peace and unity for Nigerians.
Furthermore,the association of Humble and Obedient Youths implores the government to adopt the local native English language otherwise known has pidgin English or broken English to become an official language recognized across Nigeria, arguably this language is widely spoken among all Nigerians irrespective of their sex, educational status , religion, tribes or ethnicity. Since Nigeria is a democratic nation and democracy is a government of the people and by the people. As we all know that language is an important tool for communication and also an instrument for understanding amongst the people that can enhance love and unity.
The Association of humble and obedient youths once again affirms that the unity of Nigeria is very crucial.
So therefore, the Association of humble and obedient youths proffers to the government of Nigeria to adopt the pidgin English as an official language and also to be included in the educational curriculum across the country in a view to help to protect the unity of Nigeria.
Association of Humble and Obedient youths (AHOY) condemn and express sadness over the massacre scene at St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria.
Arguably, there was a time in the history of Nigeria when there was peace and security, at least, to an extent.
However, with recent various incidents which involve kidnapping, jungle justices, forceful land grabbing and killings of all kinds, etc. It is fair to assume or conclude that the security situation in Nigeria seems to be deteriorating by the minute.
The killing of church goers during their mass at St.Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria today 05.06.2022 (as aired on TV news and Social media) further demonstrate the deteriorating state of insecurity in Nigeria.
Regardless of the motive, life should be held sacred. As such, AHOY condemn this barbaric act of killings that took innocent lives – this is a massacre.
AHOY mourns the death of victims and stand in solidarity with the victim’s family and others affected, in this difficult time and pray for them to have the fortitude to bear the loss.
AHOY urge everyone to use their influence and resources to advocate for peace at all times regardless of the situation and where.
Nigerian 1999 constitution, Sec 33, states that every person has a right to life. Sec 14 (2b), also states that welfare and security of citizens shall be the primary purpose of the government.
Therefore, AHOY calls the attention of Nigerian Government, to the provisions above to improve security as necessary to protect her citizens regardless of who they are, where they live, their political and religious inclinations.
Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) Implores the government to take children education more seriously.
As we celebrate the children’s day in Nigeria today, The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY), celebrate with children in Nigeria and across the globe.
Children’s day is a special day dedicated to celebrate children and more importantly, to educate the public on issues of concern and to mobilise political will and resources to address those issues.
As such, AHOY, would like to cease this opportunity to advise parents to foster a conducive environment for children at home and also be a positive role models. It is believed that, this will help in the development of a child into becoming a good human being in the future.
According to unicef Nigeria, about 10.5 million children are not in school in Nigeria. This is not in line with article 28 of UNCRC which states that “all children, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, have the right to quality education”.
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) strongly condemn the vicious murder of Deborah yakubu, a bonafide student in a prestigious institution in Nigeria (Sheu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto, Nigeria).
The Association of Humble and Obedient Youths (AHOY) call for the urgent attention of all human rights advocates globally and all necessary security authorities across Nigeria to bring the barbaric set of people or unwanted group of people involved in the crime for killing a citizen to book. Additionally, we urge the federal government to establish more sensitization centres across the country, especially in the rural area in Nigeria. The National orientation Agency (NOA) too should make all necessary steps in order to orientate the youth in the view to avoid this kind or similar ugly incident within our society.
We also use this medium to sympathize with the entire family of the murdered student.
As the holiday season approaches, AHOY really want to wish you all, and our members around the world Season’s Greetings!. We pray that everyone celebrating this holiday would enjoy their days full of blessings and refreshing time with friends and their loved ones.
As we celebrate this season, let us remember those who have lost their lives to the pandemic, COVID-19. There are several people who are unable to celebrate this unique occasion today, as they are still yet to recover from the shock received over the death of their loved ones.