The former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday, said Nigerian youths must galvanize themselves and take the leadership of the country from the current generation of leaders.
Mimiko also asked the youths to desist from spending their time on English Premier League and Big Brother shows but rather embrace knowledge and concentrate on positive engagements towards rebuilding the nation.
He spoke at a symposium tagged “Awo Conversations,” which was held at the Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State residence of the sage and former Premier of Old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
At the event, two chieftains of pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, Senator Femi Okurounmu and Professor Banji Akintoye, called on youths to stop fleeing Nigeria in search of greener pastures abroad, saying they must never allow the destruction of their fatherland.
New Telegraph reports that the polity had been upbeat about youth taking over leadership following the passage of “Not too young to run bill” by the National Assembly. Read more