Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged Nigerian youths to do more in contributing to the growth of the country.
He urged the youths not to allow anybody to tell them they “are too young to lead,” stressing that those frustrating the youth are not better endowed than them.
Obasanjo stated this when the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN, visited him at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library , in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Urging youths to do more, Obasanjo recalled that he started showing his leadership quality in Congo when he was less than 30 while on military mission there.
The former president expressed worry over the growing number of youths who are yet to find themselves in the nation’s leadership positions unlike what was obtained in his time.
He stated that whatever he had achieved for himself or done for the country, were due to his having access to education.
Obasanjo also lamented that 13 million children are currently out of school in Nigeria.