Don’t wish me dead, Obasanjo tells Nigerian Youths

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Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised the youth not to wish death on him and the nation’s elder statesmen.

The ex president said this on Sunday, at the youth governance dialogue held by the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Describing the current agitations across the country as an expression of frustration, Obasanjo advised the youth not to lose hope or get frustrated.

“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,” he said.

“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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