Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo says he is the father of Nigerian youths who are frustrated owing to the country’s economic downturn.
According to a video making the rounds on social media, the ex-president made the assertion during an interactive section with some youths led by Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa popularly known as Charly Boy.
Charly Boy who claimed to be the president of frustrated Nigerian youths asked Obasanjo to suggest ways out of the current hardship meted on the youths.
According to the singer, the youths including himself are already frustrated, citing the ever-increasing unemployment.
Speaking, Obasanjo blamed Nigerian leaders for the economic woes, saying it is not the fault of God but those in authority.
According to him, the only way to enforce change is to establish better government through good leaders.
He expressed confidence that the youths are capable of bringing the desired change, saying “there is nobody who will do it other than the youths”.
“You are the president of frustrated Nigerian youths and I am their father.
“That we are poor and frustrated is not a fault of God but the choice of our leaders and if you are going to change that, change the situation, you have to change leadership. Pure and simple”, Obasanjo added.