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Obasanjo Warns Jonathan Of Imminent Revolution In Nigeria – “Nigerian Youths Have Been Patient Enough”

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Nov 12, 2012 – Obasanjo Warns Jonathan Of Imminent Revolution In Nigeria – “Nigerian Youths Have Been Patient Enough”

Ex- Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend, cried out about the state of the nation saying a massive revolution looms unless there is a conscious effort to improve the state of the nation.

Obasanjo made this assertion while speaking at the West African regional conference on youth employment in Dakar, Senegal.

The former Owu-born warlord lamented that the unemployment situation had given birth to categories of youth involved in social crimes whom he labelled as “area boys, Yahoo boys and, recently, Blackberry boys.”

He said the danger posed by an army of unemployed youth in Nigeria can only be imagined adding that the country may witness a revolution soon unless the government takes urgent steps to check growing youth unemployment and poverty.

He said “I’m afraid, and you know I am a General. When a General says he is afraid, that means the danger ahead is real and potent.”

“There is the absence of serious, concrete, realistic, short and long term solution unemployment.”

The former military Head of State referred to the doctorate degree holders who applied for jobs as drivers at the Dangote Group, saying ”Nigerian youths have been patient enough and that this patience will soon reach its elastic limit.”

OBJ said youth unemployment rate which was 72 per cent in 1999 when he took over power had been reduced to 52 per cent by 2004 but that the rate rocketed to 71 per cent by 2011.

Obasanjo called for diversification of the economy saying attention should be given to agriculture business as against the usual local farming.
He stressed the need for easy access to land and micro credit, while advocating for a review of school curriculum to enable undergraduates spend additional one year to learn entrepreneurship.

The conference, sponsored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the African Development Bank, was attended by top bankers from across Africa including the Managing Director of Nigeria’s Bank of Industry, Ms. Evelyn Oputu.(Source: DailyPost)



  1. mustapha

    November 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    We are ready to fight agains our right.poorvaty want kills us

  2. Oyeleke Morufat Titilayo

    November 12, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Yes ooo Baba don talk GBAM. Pressy do sumtin.

  3. pero

    November 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    true fear!

  4. Henry

    November 12, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Everybdy in Nigeria is jst fightin 4 him self includin d president** d rich ar getin richer while d poor ar getin poor day by day

  5. Onyebuchi

    November 12, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    The reality is opened, poverty is a disease and lead to starvation, anarchy. See the gap bw poor and rich is too wider. Nigeria will wake up to fight for their right. Imaging a doctorate degree holder appling for a fucking driver.

  6. Akinsiku 'Swagsben-Lord Ibukun

    November 12, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Nice Onε….
    Jona too Dull..

  7. Taju Fasasi

    November 12, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Obj. U are the person dat brng jonata.

  8. Joshua Yohanna

    November 12, 2012 at 9:32 PM


  9. asoh nnanna

    November 12, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Typical of OBJ too pontificate over problems he help’s no news dat all the men & women in & arround d corridors of power,both past & present are all rogues.a revolution is coming alright,bt I’ve got news for you saint OBJ,you,& allyour friends & cohorts will not be spared of the clensing wind

  10. Cruz April

    November 12, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Baba(obasanjo) is more like a dictator….

  11. Steve Ej

    November 13, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Baba sege shuld stop addn salt 2 our injuries.

    • Michigan

      November 13, 2012 at 3:50 AM

      I hope baba shegge is not trying to be another pontius pilate.

  12. freeman

    November 13, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    Uncle jona has no focus that’s way things are geting out of hand, obj pls tel uncle jona to wake up, he is making things worse for the masses.

  13. Abdullahi Yusuf

    November 13, 2012 at 5:10 AM

    Eennhhmm; they are all bird of dsame feathers..Only GOD can see us…

  14. okonkwo flourish

    November 13, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    thank jah they know the youths are angry,so they shouldn’t be suprised of what the action will unfold.

  15. Obas obule

    November 13, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    That’s d truth but birds of thesame feather flocks 2geda

  16. Emmanuel Arogbo

    November 13, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Thanks Obj.a little words is enough for a wise oooooo!

  17. Victor Ayawari

    November 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Extra one year for what? Sir there has to be another way, you should be looking forward to reducing the number of years spent in schools and improving the quality of education than coming to impose an additional one year, the system is twisted already people will end up learning nonsense, their has to be another approach that will be satisfactory to the public.

  18. wireless

    November 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Saint Baba need change of drugs Oº°˚˚°ºoo _na 4 only 9ja wey kettle D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ openly cal pot black

  19. pat

    November 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    yes baba can u inmagin me ND doing TEA girl

  20. muycon

    November 13, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    we dont believe anyone of them

  21. muycon

    November 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    we need God intervention in nigeria

  22. Adebowale

    November 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Obasanjo has no point. He was in office for eight years and we warned about this. What did he do? How many jobs did he create? What programmes did he put in place worthy of being continued by his successors who ate of the same PDP. Obasanjo was and is a failure. That much he has admitted by criticising Jonathan on this issue. Let Obasanjo, the all knowing, tell Nigerians what he did to improve the lots of youths worthy of his successors continuing.The unemployment that reduced under Obasanjo was not as a result of concrete and futuristic policies, but the giving of hand-outs and now that the reality has come it exposed Obasanjo’s failure. The man should go and rest. Did his daughter create jobs through the Vermid scam? Where is the Iyabo today. Gone into oblivion. She was and is of no relevance to the rodents in her house let alone in the country.

  23. hardcore

    November 13, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    I fink youths re nan geting wiser nd u guyz shuld watchout nd prepare for dat great revolution
    I believe we re d one dat wil fyt 4 our ryt

  24. Ikechukwu

    November 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Baba if u are d true God father of jona,pls tel him 2 luk back and see how graduate are suffering as a result of unemployment youth.d worse of it all,is d hijackers of dis jobs 2 their children in d name of lots.pls govt should do smtin before tins happen.

  25. Ikechukwu

    November 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Baba if u are d true God father of jona,pls tel him 2 luk back and see how graduate are suffering as a result of unemployment youth.d worse of it all,is d hijackers of dis jobs 2 their children in d name of slot.pls govt should do smtin before tins happen.

  26. wealth rolab

    November 14, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    This is our own super ego stage. Many were send to school all bcos of making their dream comes 2ru. Bt d government 4rm d day of independent is not optimistic at all. They are full of engosetric. Like d says of diko n arisekola. Dat nigeria have not yet been eating 4rm d dustbin. Is happening everywhere now. Obasanjo is flatter. There is no need to help us to address mr president. If at all is d one there. They should b expecting such cos that is only way for us to standup for our right. Elder fail bcos of long trought. Watch ur back. U c us.

  27. adegoke austin adedamola

    November 26, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    This is an absolute truth, I thank God that the pecks is falling off their eyes, they have began to see. The need. While the entity call Nigeria is a failed state.we are gradually getting to the point of no return. The cup is getting full gradually. BH have killed many in the churches everybody kept on speaking big grammer, the issue of. Security is worst than the unemployment, because unemployement has been with us for long, but this present day security challenge is. Quite unimaginable.I think it is better to start talking on how to break up peacefully now than to experience war after which we will still come to table to talk. We need a diretion.

    • tpoint

      December 16, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      obasanjo is the creator of poverty and suffering in the ,s a shame to all nigerian that OBJ is still spreading his bacteria of corruption
      to the new politician who may be willing to improve the country situation. If OBJ and his daughter could return back the people money they stoll from the country,then it will be a start for a better life.He Talk about job creator, how many jobs did he creat when he was thepresident?
      Why must OBJ still representing Nigeria? does it means yhat nigeria are uneducated that,s why this old man at80+ is still goinjg around putting young people into shame and poverty. he is worried about the government properties he stoll and converted to his private own in all over the countries and in Australia.
      Fellow nigerian I ask you all to wake up and free yourself and those with no hope in life.we need a revolution just like the arab countries or military coup to take way those OBJ and their associate who has been putting the country into darkness.

  28. tpoint

    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    nigerians have been ruled by a group of animals in human skin for a very long time. it is time we should come together and organise ourself in order to liberate the country from this mess, shamless and fraustratet life that our citizen are going true.God will not come down to cast fire upon those criminal but it is we,the Nigerian wo most come together to take controll of our country fot the betterment of every Nigerian.
    Every interested person should contact through this email>

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