- Former president Olusegun Obasanjo asks Nigerian youths not to wish him and other elder statesmen dead- He said, though they are old, they still have things to teach the youths- He asked Nigerian youths not to lose hope, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo pleaded with Nigerian youths not to wish him and other elder statesmen dead.The former president said this while speaking during the youth governance dialogue.
The event was held by the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state.Obasanjo said, though they are old, they still have things to teach the youths According to Obasanjo, the current agitations across the country is as a result of frustration.He however call on youths not to lose hope.He said:“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.”Meanwhile, Igbo for Nigerian Movement, INM, a South east youths movement has asked the people of the region to forget leaving Nigeria for a separate country.According to the group,secession will bring about more troubles than gains.

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