Ex-President of Nigeria and now Father of the Nation, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerian youths not to let anybody tell them that they are too young to lead, says he started making contribution to the world when he was 24 years while serving in Congo in the year 1960.
He also spoke about how pained he is seeing many children in the country who are out of school, adding that Education is important because that was what helped him to achieve all he had.
Obasanjo stated this on Thursday, 27th June when the National Youths Council of Nigeria, NYCN visited him at his Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He also charged the youths to take back their country and save it from bad leaders.
Obasanjo said; “Whatever I have done is because i was educated and the love I have for Nigeria. If I didn’t have education, I would not have been able to do what I have done and Today, it pains me that more than 13million Nigeria children who should be in school are out of school.”
“We don’t need additional teachers; you will only increase what those teachers get maybe by 40percent or something, we can even do two streams if we prepare for that and start two years from now and those children would have become product that would be able to make contributions and make their own life better and as well making the life of their families better too.”
“I am so much concerned about the youths, the truth is over 60percent of our populations are youths that unde 30 years of age.”
“Don’t let anybody tell you that you are too young, i started making contribution to the world when i was serving in Congo in 1960, I was only 24 years old. By the time i went to the war front, I was still under 35 years of age, by the time I became the Head of state, I was under 40 years of age.”