Olusegun Obasanjo said the situation in the country is bad, on Tuesday, August 20.
the former president warned that the nation’s increasing population, if not well-managed, will turn around to become a disaster for Nigeria and its citizens.
Obasanjo also encouraged young people and students across the nation not to lose hope, saying “there is light at the end of the tunnel”
A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has again spoken on the challenges faced by Nigeria. Obasanjo said the current situation in Nigeria is bad and needs urgent attention. The former president made the disclosure on Tuesday, August 20, while speaking with some youths and students from various schools in Ogun state during a one- day Youths Governance Dialogue organized by the youth development centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.
While urging the youths never to lose hope, Obasanjo said there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
“Don’t lose hope, the situation is bad. The current situation is bad. I don’t need to tell you that. I can see the light beyond the tunnel. There is light beyond the tunnel,” Obasanjo said.
He also warned that the growing population of the nation if not well manged will turn around to become a calamity for Nigeria and its citizenry. Speaking on the growing rate of out-of-school children in Nigeria, Obasanjo said no Nigerian child should be out of school. “There should be no Nigerian child that should be out of school for any reason.
The former president also said that Nigerians could adopt the known three strategies of praise, prayers and faith in God to tackle challenges faced by the country.
How do we talk about education’s state of emergency? How do we speak of popular education? “In the next 15 years, if you don’t do anything about it, you’ve already received your Boko Haram.
whatever it is you’re talking about, you’re not going to get there unless you’re taking care of inclusiveness. Quality is essential, but inclusiveness is much better, try to educate everyone, “added Obasanjo.