Nigerian Youths sleep too much: Late Awolowo in 1974.

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

Nigerian Youths sleep too much: Late Awolowo in 1974

“The trouble with many of our youths is that they sleep too much; play too much; and indulge too much in idle chatter and gossip.

My advice to every educated young Nigerian is that he should take each day as a sacred unit which must not be misused or dissipated, and see to it that, out of the 24 hours available to him, he spends at least 8 concentrated hours on work, plus at least 8 hours in serious study, creative leisure and self-development.

– Excerpt from the speech delivered by Chief Obafemi Awolowo at the launching ceremony of Mr. Gani Fawehinmi’s book, entitled ‘People’s Right To Free Education At All Levels’, which took place at Ondo Town Hall on Saturday, 27thJuly, 1974
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As it was in 1974, so it is today. Unfortunately.

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