Anambra-born businessman, Obi Iyiegbu, aka Obi Cubana, has blamed the “get-rich-quick syndrome” among youths on societal and family pressures.
Iyiegbu disclosed this in a post he shared on his verified Instagram page @ Obi_Cubana on Monday.
He said, “In a world where we want everything quick, youths are often faced with a lot of pressure from both society and members of their families.”
According to the businessman, the families were already making “unrealistic “ responsibilities on youths and this also affect the entire community.
He wrote: “Our youths are constantly forced to act and feel a certain way and society enjoys dictating how the youths should behave.
“They feel the pressure of fitting into society’s norm and while the family is fun, it can also be full of tensions.”
The socialite argued that pressures placed on youths to meet certain standards often made them indulge in harmful behaviors and this, in turn, made many youths to be going through depression.
Obi Cubana continued: “These have made many of them resort to drug abuse and excessive use of alcohol.
“Many young people have to leave school just to fend for their families, especially young girls, who are on the streets because they need to send money home.”
The businessman highlighted that pressures on the youths as “pressure from work to meet a certain target, especially in the banking sector, and from society to dress or look a certain way.
“There is pressure from the school to pass exams and get a certain grade, pressure from the local churches to donate for one thing or another, and pressure from friends.
“Even on social media, some are now depressed for not getting a certain amount of likes on their posts,” he added.
Kemi Filani recalls that Obi Cubana was recently arrested by NDLEA for a drug-related offense but he has since regained his freedom.