Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo exhorted Nigerian youngsters on Saturday to step up and take on leadership positions rather than waiting for the future.
News Report that Olusegun Obasanjo stated this during a special interview with former Super Eagles star Segun Odegbami on his Eagle7 Sports at 103.7 FM in Abeokuta, Ogun State, yesterday.
His arrest comes amid calls for a younger president ahead of the election next year.
Obasanjo maintained that adolescents should never be labelled as “leaders of tomorrow,” claiming that tomorrow may never come.
The former president said some corrupt leaders would destroy the so-called tomorrow if the younger generation failed to rise up and take their future in their hands.
“My advice for Nigerian youths is that they should never let anybody tell them that you are the leaders of tomorrow. If you wait for tomorrow before you take over leadership, that tomorrow may not come. They will destroy it.
“This is the time the youth should get up and make it happen,” Obasanjo said while responding to questions from Odegbami.
Asked to explain his “romance with farming,” Obasanjo said the only thing he did not do by accident in his entire life was farming.
“You know my beginning. I was born and bred in a village. I went to school by accident. My father just said, ‘Won’t you do something different?’ So I went into farming. When you look at countries that have made it, they developed on agriculture,” he said.