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Best solution to socio-economic problems in Nigeria

Best solution to socio-economic problems in Nigeria

Solution To The Socio-Economic Problems in Nigeria.

  • Quality Education
  • Adequate Health Facility
  • Effective Leadership
  • Investments! Investments!! More Investments!!!

Quality Education
Education basically involves acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to refine our potentials. Everyone has natural tendencies however quality education helps individuals to exploit these abilities productively. For example, an individual with abilities to make speech will be able to do after learning language, grammar etc.

Education is Education, in fact every form of education must meet the standard of Quality Education. Therefore in this article, when we mention Education, we mean it to be a quality one.

Quality Education simply means effective aqusition of right knowledge and skills that effects self-growth and community development. Right knowledge symbolizes adequate information capable of transformation, that is, the information acquired through education should compel individuals to replace FAULTY cognition (thoughts, beliefs, memories, attitudes, perceptions) and behavioral patterns with PRODUCTIVE cognition (beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, thoughts) and behavioural patterns (actions).

As a saying goes, “what we think, we become.” This simply explains that our thoughts become our feelings which subsequently form our actions. Every information we assimilate must fill our minds with useful thoughts and relevant values necessary to uplift the learner and the society.

Education expunges ignorance, keeps us informed thereby prevents deformation. An individual with talents or potentials will remain incapable or worse still become bad without education to guide and regulate his or her mental functioning.

For example, while at a prison for community development service, it was observed that many of the inmates demonstrated abilities and intelligence but apparently only needed right input from the environment to help them harness their abilities productively.

Education helps us to acquire both basic and secondary knowledge or skills and it can be acquired through various means, as we must note that education goes far beyond the four walls of classes.

We get education at home, in school, learning centres, books, movies, videos, seminars, websites etc., and education involves learning particular subjects, vocational skills, sport skills, computer skills,etc etc

Education because it abolishes ignorance has contributed significantly to reducing many social problems including racism, prejudice, etc., which are caused by human irrational thoughts and attitudes.

We are getting educated whenever we involve in any activity that effect relatively enduring change in our behaviours, which can be conceptualized as learning. We need to learn various things and at various stages of life. Therefore education enables adaptation to our environment.

There are many benefits of education, some of which include:

  • It enhances mental, physical, social and spiritual functioning
  • Quality education breeds quality life
  • It promotes our wellbeing by keeping us informed on what to do and what to stop doing to maintain and improve our health
  • It facilities economic, social, and community development.
  • It enhances our performances, having adequate information compels us to perform effectitvely
  • It helps to actualize our potentials, education equips us with cognitive resources needed to engage in significant activities that provide fulfillment.
  • It helps provide answers to questions and solutions to problem especially through science.
  • It basically facilitate human affiliations, hence it promotes peace and unity.

However everything with a pro has a con. There is no bad to education but on the usage of it. Many people harness the information they have to cause harm to the society. For example, hacking into someone else’s accounts, internet fraud, etc. This however is downplayed when people in the course of learning also receive essential guide and information on how to constructively harness the information they have and on how to benefit the world with their knowledge and skills rather than to cause destructions.

Education is extremely vital by all indications, it raises people’s consciousness about various aspects of the world. With this, ignorance is eradicated hence the room for improvement and development is created. It purges out stereotypes, prejudice, criminal intents and discrimination which have always caused major setbacks in the society. The root of every conflicts lies in the oversimplified beliefs we hold about the “out-group.” (Basheera Ibrahim 2016)

Acquisition of knowledge instill fortitude and diplomacy within people. It helps us to identify a problem and work to discover and proffer a solution to such problem, which is a significant impetus for the evolvement of a community and a country.

Adequate Health Facility
To perform effectively, one must have sound health. Health they say, is wealth. Both physiological and psychological are equally vital to optimal functioning of every human being.

The Government has the responsibility to develop the available health facilities, provide necessary resources and create (and also provide support for creations of) more health facilities in both rural and urban areas. Notable number of standard rehabilitational centres and mental health facilities must be constructed as well. In fact, every hospital must integrate the department of mental health services. This is very vital. It is required to improve the quality of lives and to uplift the society.

Many physical illnesses are triggered by psychological dysfunctions, many individuals are mentally down either they are depressed or suffer from another psychological impairment, we have lost some othersbto suicide. The latter and the aforementioned conditions are the result of psychological dysfunctions. To resolve many societal problems, the cognition’s of the people must be improved, and a mental health worker does it better.

Access to mental health facilities coupled with medical health facilities including and sensitization about mental health will effect better thought processes in people and productive actions, which consequently will foster social change, to reflect sustainable social and economic development of the country.

Effective leadership

Right leaders are significant impetus for every development observed in a society. Right leaders are not perfect but they possess majority of the vital attributes of a leader.A leader must be goal-oriented, selfless, patient, wise, flexible must have plans to achieve his or her goals, must be disciplined, have integrity and good descion making strategy. In addition to this, they must posses relevant skills and knowledge. A sound economic management graduate will function well as minister for finance than as minister for education, a person who studied psychology will perform effectively as minister for youths or minister for welfare than as commissioner/minister for transportation or whatever..

Investments


We need more people to start up businesses. Obviously entrepreneurship is getting better in Nigeria. All thanks to PMB administration. We need people to innovate ideas, replicate foreign lucrative businesses etc. Start-ups should be supported too. There should be more organizations like TOE foundation and PEP. We need to invest in education, health sectors and industries. Adequate Infrastructures should be provided to help entrepreneurs thrive. Graduates should be trained with the mindset of becoming employers rather than employees. This will encourage business start ups, innovations and business investments. And with ProInSafe businesses will rapidly grow and becomes sustainable.

If all of these are provided, Nigeria will experience rapid socio-economic development.

Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) will foster rapid socio-economic development in Nigeria.

Motto: Passion ‘n’ Action

Vision

To nurture great leaders and foster sustainable socio-economic development in Nigeria. 

Mission

To inspire and promote self-development of new generation (Youths) for fruitful community services necessary for sustainable development.

Our focus

We support Capacity Building (Talent Hunt), Initiative ideas, and Innovations (Self and Community development services). This will be of benefit to the community in the following ways:

  • To help Youths discover and actualize their potentials.
  • To develop healthy lifestyle to promote their mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Empower them to encourage computer and educational literacy.
  • Inspire effective leadership qualities in youths.
  • Foster economic growth.
  • To identify and co-create solutions to problems.
  • Create healthy and safe environment.

ProInSafe provides opportunities and relevant resources to inspire, motivate and empower youths to promote self-actualization hence facilitate community development and national growth. In addition to this, ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) was incorporated to support diligent youths and lucrative ideas. Therefore PLACY Club (a PEP project) was initiated for the Youths.

PLACY Club is for Youths to enhance their experience by fostering a positive image, expanding school and community public relations, sponsoring and participating in school and community service activities, engaging in charitable act, getting used books and other items for the less privileged ones, improving communication and overall well-being, and promoting school activities.

 Placy Club primarily will focus on four aspects: fundraising, community service, career interest, and interpersonal dynamics (also known as group dynamics). It has been observed that Nigerian youths are blessed with great minds and have the potentials to resolve issues impeding the growth of the nation; they however seek support and mentorship to promote their self-development, polish their potentials to be productive and ensure self-actualization in order to function optimally. Ignorance and lack of mentorship are observed to be the detriment hampering the progress of Youths Talent.

PLACY Club for the Youths will be active participation in thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of communities. This will provide youths with opportunities to get in touch with the community and to realize their role they play and core values in society so that they can become active and responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Skills YOUTH GAINS by being a member of PLACY club.

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Grooming Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Catering for the socio-emotional well-being of the Youths.
  • Providing support to the lower School Youths.
  • Conducting leadership training for other Youths.
  • Leading other leadership groups in planning for event.
  • Hold peer support sessions and advice to motivate and encourage in activities.

Benefits of PLACY Club

  • Improved Academic Performance
  • Higher Self-esteem
  • Social Opportunities
  • Essential Life Skills and Progressive Community Development
  • Resumes
  • Encouraging and Inspiring Others
  • Mental health intervention

Benefits to Schools

  • Publicize the schools
  • Achievement of the students will bring honor to the school
  • It will help to improve the cognition, academic performance and wellbeing of the students which are relevant to the school objectives through inspiring and encouraging them to practically apply their knowledge
  • Easy access to our services relevant to their school development
  • Collaborative efforts to solve relative problems of the school

We hope to achieve the following SDGs:

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equity
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships to achieve the Goal

PLACY Club Programmes (Activities)

  • Weekly Training
  • Fortnight Training to equip the PLACY Club Members (Youths) with relevant information.
  • Identify and Co-Solve Problems.
  • Outreaches/Visitations to build youths sense of empathy and selflessness.
  • Conference/Workshops to foster collaboration for rapid growth.
  • Exhibitions; public display and commissioning of the youth practical works.
  • Competition and Award Giving to motivate and boost youths Moral.
  • Magazine compilation for publicity of the Club Activities. 

Human beings co-exist and this social aspect of us can be used to transform the country, Nigeria to move from being a developing country to be a developed country. Other countries are developed out of the endless efforts of the people of such countries to discover themselves which always create passions for solving certain problems of their countries thereby creating more investments to regulate the economy of the country. Solving this problem along the line earn them millions and billions of naira for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ben Carson etc.

To be a great leader, one must possess right and constructive knowledge and skills. PLACY Club exists to make youth great productive leaders. This program exists mainly to mentor and guide youths to drive positive social change in their communities including their relative schools. This is through acquiring and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences and receiving full supports relevant to realizing our vision.

A valuable opportunity that should not be missed if you are indeed passionate about development in Nigeria, specifically Kwara State. If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering or benefiting from this great initiative, contact us now!