February 4, 2023



Obasanjo to Nigerian youth: Don’t permit these messing up your future succeed


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has challenged Nigerian youths to interact in actions that may change the African narrative.

Other than the participation guaranteeing a greater future for the younger era, Obasanjo stated it might additionally not permit these messing up the way forward for the youth to succeed.

He spoke Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun state, on the third version of the presidential youth mentorship retreat.

The occasion was organised by the Youth Growth Middle of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).

Talking on the theme “Eradicating Limitations Towards Youth,” Obasanjo stated: “In most components of Africa, there are seen obstacles and never so discernible obstacles militating in opposition to the actualization of the latent potentials of the African youth.”

Represented by Deputy Chief Coordinator OOPL Dr Ayodele Aderinwale, the previous president stated the largest impediment to successfully eradicating the barrier “is the attitudinal disposition and orientation of the younger folks.”

The Nigerian chief challenged the youths to, as a matter of technique, by no means permit others to find out their future or form their area in society.

Obasano stated: “If our youth could be determined sufficient to comply with trek by means of the desert to get menial jobs in Europe, that power, that spirit, that fortitude must be channeled to eradicating each bodily and psychological obstacles.

“The villagization of the globe has rendered geographical obstacles largely irrelevant. The motion in the direction of a data economic system has additionally meant that correct nuancing eliminates obstacles. In essence, financial alternatives have turn out to be transborder in nature and manifestation. There are huge alternatives for personal initiatives on the nationwide and international financial area.

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“The younger folks ought to demand vociferously that our governments should improve enabling entrepreneurial atmosphere for younger folks can also be a key to unleashing a tradition of entrepreneurship among the many youth, as it will have a broader influence in selling sustainable improvement and addressing the obstacles that particularly hinder younger folks like your self to be economically empowered.

“Such empowerment won’t solely enhance the person life but in addition have an effect on their neighborhood positively as they’ll function an agent of wealth creation.

“In conclusion, I’m difficult you as younger Africans to interact in actions that may change the African narrative by collaborating absolutely in all of the socio-economic and political actions that assure a greater future for you and never permitting those that are messing up your future to succeed.”

Talking earlier, Chairperson YDC-OOPL Dr Bisi Kolapo urged the youths to persistently enhance on their management expertise and improvement to take their rightful positions in governance.

Dr Kolapo stated the “youths have a divine mandate to dominate, be fruitful and replenish in wherever they discover themselves.”