Buhari is too slow in fulfilling his electoral promises - Obasanjo laments
- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is too slow in fulfilling his electoral promises
- He said that all youth in Nigeria have legitimate reasons to feel frustrated and angry
- The ex-president also said that those agitating for Biafra don’t know what the struggle is all about
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lamented the slow pace at which the present administration of Muhammadu Buhari is taking to fulfill its promises to Nigerians.
Premium Times reports that the ex-president disclosed this in an interview with African Arguments in which he stressed that President Buhari has not done enough for Nigerians, especially in the area of employment generation for teeming youth.
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Legit.ng gathered that Obasanjo said that: “All youth in Nigeria have legitimate reasons to feel frustrated and angry.
"Buhari has made some announcements. He has tried to keep on going in the area of agribusiness, but not enough. It is not yet enough to prepare the ground for uninhibited growth of the economy, which we need”.
He said the president can do more to empower the youth and advised that if youth empowerment, skill acquisition, youth employment, and education are provided, “the ticking bomb of possible youth explosion out of restiveness and anger will subside.”
Obasanjo also criticised those agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra, saying “they do not know why they are doing so.”
“The protesters don’t even know what the struggle is all about, but if it gives them false hope, why not hang onto it? Let the elders handle it or ignore it until it loses momentum,” he said.
He also said there are many elders in every community who are still respected, “after all, they are their (youth’s) fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers, and can still be used effectively.”
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Obasanjo has been on tour to promote his new book, ‘Making Africa Work’, which he describes as “a guide to improving Africa’s capacity for economic growth and job creation.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported reported that former President Olusegun Obasanjo dismissed as unnecessary the call for true federalism and devolution of power.
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