Dear Destiny Frinds,

Growing up in Nigeria, I had little or no opportunities in a land filled with many human & natural resources & the same story is applicable to a lot of my colleagues.

 When l emigrated to USA, l saw a different lifestyle.I saw & experienced a functioning and experienced system that understood the role of emerging leaders.I saw a country that puts its youths at the fore front of development. I saw a government that invests in the youths through research and development.

In USA and civilized climes, provided you have shown interest in developing yourself, they’ll provide enabling opportunities to support you both in terms of education, finance, and all manner of support just because you have an idea. But can that be said of Nigeria? I’ll leave the question for you, but what I do know is that, Nigeria leaders are not doing much to help our teeming population. Instead of supporting our youths, they demoralize them. How do you encourage them to stay strong with such treatment? You can’t beat a child & not expect the child to cry.

Honestly, sometimes, I don’t blame Nigerians who travel our and don’t care about Nigeria again. They prefer to support a system that has given them an opportunity.

 During my meeting with @yalinetworkedo, a vibrant youth asked me a question, you mentioned education is key to securing your future, how can one be successful when education is expensive in Nigeria. I was emotionally touched by that question because I do know in the USA, funding education is the least problem. There are loans and scholarship opportunities available for anyone who is interested.

 The question is, are we going to give up, hell no, we’ll continue to do our best because the world owes us nothing, and again our success lies in our hands.This is one of the many reasons why l formed Global Empowerment And Mentoring Initiative Inc to help both young and mature adults in discovering their purpose in addition to enhancing their personal & professional lives. We do this via counseling and public speaking. If you have youths or need someone to talk to, I’m here for you. I can mentor for free, but coaching comes with a price. May God continue to help us to do our best. Amen

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He’s a mindset coach and public speaker. He works with the New York City Department of Correction as the Legal Coordinator. He’s the author of the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright To Success and President of He can be reached via