‘Don’t Wish Me Dead’ Obasanjo Begs Nigerian Youths

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday advised Nigerian youths against wishing him and other elder statesmen dead.Read Also: Lagos Chapel: Church Attendance Scanty Over Sacking Of Presiding Chaplain

He gave the advice while speaking at the youth governance dialogue held by the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Obasanjo, who described the current agitations across the country as an expression of frustration, admonished youths not to lose hope.

According to Obasanjo,“Don’t wish us dead; don’t wish us to disappear because you will need us. You need us to mentor and prepare you for the future. You need our experience and assistance of some of us to guide you through life.

“You should not lose hope, you should not feel frustrated. Whenever I go abroad, they always ask me what my fear about Nigeria and Africa is, and I tell them my greatest fear is youth anger, frustrations and youth explosion which have no bound.

“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.”

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