Rise up, oppose those messing up your future – Obasanjo to Nigerian youth

Nigeria Former President, Aremu Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked Nigerian youths to take their place by participating in all socio-economic and political activities in the country

He said the youth should rise up to stop those messing up their future to succeed.

A statement by spokesperson Kehinde Akinyemi said the ex-leader spoke at a mentorship retreat organised by the Youth Development Center of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).

He further charged the youths to use their potentials to get hold of leadership in their youth and be committed and loyal to the course of the nation.

Obasanjo said if youths can be desperate enough to trek through the desert to get menial jobs in Europe, that energy and spirit should be channelled to eradicate physical and mental barriers.

“I am challenging you as young Africans to engage in activities that would change the African narrative.

“Participate in socio-economic and political activities that guarantee a better future for you and don’t allow those who are messing up your future to succeed”, he added