Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a Former President of Nigeria, has warned that the country might be consumed by anger of the youth as a result of their neglect, adding that the country will not be transformed if it continued to neglect its youths in the scheme of things.
“We have the Boko Haram in the North, the MASSOB and IPOB in the South-East, the militants in the Niger Delta and the Oodua Peoples Congress in the South-West. All of these are the expression of anger and frustrations ,” he said.
Obasanjo also advised the youth not to wish him and other statesmen dead as the country still needs their service, and tasked them to believe in themselves and be consistent, even as he pledged continuous support for the youths and the nation at large. The former President stated these at the Youth Governance Dialogue, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, shortly after the lead speaker and former Minister of Aviation and FRSC Corp Marshall, Mr. Osita Chidoka, spoke on the theme, ‘’Towards a Guiding Political Philosophy for a Democratic Nigeria.”
“We will not transform if we ignore the youths. If we have youths explosion or anger because of lack of opportunity, it will consume all of us. We are all witnesses to the activities of Boko Haram, MASSOB and IPOB.”