Nollywood movie producer, Charles Novia who is known for being very outspoken decided to share his opinion about the Lives that were lost during the Nigerian Immigration Service job interview held on Saturday, March 15.
"It’s quite sad to hear that young Nigerians lost their lives in the Nigerian Immigration Service job interview.
Now, in a nation where there are no jobs for the millions of youths, the pictures and process of this NIS charade today must be seen as a tinderbox waiting to explode. And it will explode one day.”
He further asked “In this NIS tragedy, can we at least ask ourselves some salient questions? Why are the young people not thinking of Agriculture? Is the mindset only for white collar jobs or being NIS officers with the hidden intention to serve the fatherland by collecting illegal levies at borders and airports? I could not help shaking my head today as I saw those sweating young men and women under the sun at the National Stadium.
I thought to myself that more than 70% of them could turn their lives around if they found their calling in Agriculture.We must begin to remove the idea from the young people’s minds that farming is all about hoes and cutlasses. There are stereotyped images of farming in their minds and these stupid musicians singing about blings and material stuff do not help matters. Every young person wants to be rich overnight, an ambition fuelled by the songs they listen to and the lying music videos they watch extolling materialism.
Why can’t our young people think intelligently? They want ready-made things. The only ready-made benefits their country would offer them in the face of unemployment tragedies such as the NIS today are the ready-made tickets to their graves. More than ten young people took that ticket today. It is sad. Very sad.” He concluded.
Who can say it better that Charles? Absolutely NOBODY!