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Obasanjo Warns Of Looming Revolution, Says The Youths Are Frustrated & Angry

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Monday May 29, 2017 – Obasanjo Warns Of Looming Revolution, Says The Youths Are Frustrated & Angry

Former President Obasanjo is worried about the anger and frustration of youths.

He said if the youth’s anger is not well-managed, it could lead to an “explosion”.

Obasanjo spoke yesterday at the Youth Governance Dialogue organised by the Youth Development Centre, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He lamented that youths were not getting the required help.

The former president noted that while his generation had “limitless opportunities but no facilities” in their time, the youth of today “have facilities but little or no opportunities”.

He cited the insurgency in the Northeast, the separatist agitators in the Southeast and militancy in the Niger Delta region as manifestations of anger and frustrations from disillusioned youths.

Obasanjo warned that should anger of youths erupt, there might be no limit to the extent it could spread.



  1. Mon

    May 29, 2017 at 4:51 AM

    He is always warning, you are the brain behind all these trouble, the grand master who sold Nigeria, when the youth start, they are coming after you first.

  2. Metu Nyetu

    May 29, 2017 at 5:13 AM

    YOU ARE not far from the point@Mon. And this news should bear the appropriate words. OBJ can never be truly worried about any Nigerian youth. I remember fully well that he had wanted to do what Mugabe has done in Zimbabwe by perpetually sitting on the Aso Rock seat. If had succeeded, he wouldn’t have been advancing all these hypocritical advices. People turn to advisors the moment they leave offices, whereas while they were there, they join in the corruption game, causing that frustration in the Nigerian youth.

  3. Ama

    May 29, 2017 at 6:06 AM

    We like blaming the government meanwhile there are a lot of opportunities in Africa our youth and people can make something good out of. All the youth want is to travel for greener pastures, meanwhile It is quite understanding that our leaders have failed the continent of Africa by looting the goodies and creating more chaos, but this is the time to let go of the anger and use that anger to find something doing in our land. Farming is one, and you can start to build your business even with a little amount of money.

    We need to find solutions to the problems in our continent and work towards solution, instead of revolution, because revolution brings the country back again to another 60 years backwards.

  4. Endurance

    May 29, 2017 at 10:04 AM

    @Ama if you dont blame the government for the unimaginable level of hardship and complete economic doldrum we see in the country today then who would you blame? Admittedly,quite a lot of economic opportunities are clearly visible in Nigeria but the fact is our government are not creating the favorable condition for our well informed youths to excel so as to put their academic knowledge they have acquired over the years into use. Setting up a personal business in Nigeria today that will be capable enough of taking care of your family needs has completely gone beyond using few tens of thousands of naira to start up with. this is why the government had to come up with a program of empowering the youths by training and given out loans to them including other investors in order to ease the economic challenges in the country.But guess what?that provision made possible by the government has now been politicized! major part of this loan is now been directed to the northern part of the country,to those that has connection with the political elites in government.Those who do not have the connection would be mearnt to face strigent requirement before obtaining their loan.Then who should we blame for this lack of economic foresight ? the government of course! this is why you see many frustrated youths migrating out of the country in droves in search for better economic opportunities in other part of the world. No doubt our youths are furious,frustrated and deeply angered by our visionless leaders.However,Obasanjo who was the first democratically elected president in Nigeria was the architect of our problem with scores of billions of Abacha loots repatriated from overseas relooted under his very watch. Its a complete shame on him and to Nigerian government that not a penny out of those billions recovered could be found either in our national coffer or in our central bank. The 2.5billion dollars contract awarded to the russians in 2007 to upgrade our poor electricity is no where to be found. Despite this mind boggling amounts injected into that sector during his administration ,Nigerians continue to cope with epileptic power supply that has further crippled our economy. a prediction of possible revolution should not be coming from Obasanjo the leader and father of all corrupt politicians in the country. By the time the revolution begins,he will surely be the first to be visited. ONIRANU ALAI NI ITIJU AGBALABGA!

    • Ama

      May 29, 2017 at 8:25 PM

      my dear Endurance you really have said it very well, but when there is a revolution, who suffers, children, the same youth and their families. I believe in silent revolution and holding all those involved accountable. As at now the looted money and their owners have fled the country

  5. Berry blue

    May 29, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Baba Obasanjo when you are PRESIDENT. In what way have you contributed to the development of the youths? Now you have the guts to give advice. Baba Obasanjo diaris God oooooooooo

  6. Elvis

    May 29, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Great talk, but during your tenure as president what programmes and strategies did use to empower Nigerian youths then? if not politically thuggery to empower them to silent opposition party member.
    With due respect ex president OBJ. we need the money both you and your daughter stole as president and parliamentarian respectively.
    It will be nice for you to retire from public space.
    Nigeria will do great.

  7. Mimia

    May 29, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    obusonjo we heard u ononana mara egbe dime

  8. Big Aunty Koks

    May 29, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Yes, Government has a big role to play in providing a conducive atmosphere for youths to thrive. The insecurity in the country alone contributes to our backwardness. The current high prices of staple food items are the results of all those pockets of community wars and Unrests we had last year. People could not move freely and could not assess their land to farm in due season hence demand for food is more than supply. Even the few who have farms lose a large portion of their produce to thieves and if one cannot afford “guards” fear of hoodlums and cut throats easily discourages them from entering bush to farm. The problems are legion and until insecurity is addressed and curbed the march forward will be. Slow if at all.


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  10. Jilo

    May 30, 2017 at 6:51 PM

    Obasanjo is the first President who paved way for hoodlums and hired assasin in Nigeria politics. Many people might have forgotten that those hired killers who killed Bola Ige were arranged by OBJ and since then, our Nation has faced terrible premature deaths in the hands of these killers. The reason is those who did the dirty job of Bola Ige are now walking around with a secret which embolden them to commit other heinous crime because they knew they will be rescued by Baba Isale like Obj & Co. Do you think this Silent killer AKA Obasanjo lacks capability to unveil those who killed Bola Ige? this issue made us look so retard among international communities when the killers of Attoney General of a whole nation cannot be fished out.

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