Stop Wishing Us Death, You Still Need Us” – Obasanjo Admonishes Nigerian Youths


Stop Wishing Us Death, You Still Need Us” – Obasanjo
Admonishes Nigerian Youths
The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,
has appealed to Nigerian youths to desist from wishing
their past leaders, including him dead, as the youths still
need their mentoring and advise. Obasanjo made the
appeal when he spoke during the Youth Governance
Dialogue organized by the Youth Development Centre arm
of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL),
Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
“Don’t wish us dead, don’t wish us to disappear because
you will need us. You need us mentors and advisers 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, they always ask me what is my
fear about Nigeria and Africa. And I said 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 Southwest. All of these
are expression of anger and frustrations. We have what it
takes to be great as a nation and we can’t transform this
country without the youths. My greatest hope in this
country is also the youth. You the youth should work to
help yourselves. You must be ready to pay the price for
what you stand for,”he said.

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