The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, CGCC, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Saturday said some youth in their 20s and 30s are responsible for Nigeria’s current woes.
Bakare said these youth once trusted with power messed up the system in Nigeria. He said the older generation of leaders are not responsible for the country’s woes but youth who were once entrusted with power.
Bakare who spoke at a recent event in Lagos, charged the present crop of Nigerian youth to be determined and focus in ensuring that the dream of Nigeria’s founding fathers becomes a reality.
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“Our current youth need to be reminded that on May 24, 1966, a 31-year-old Head of State destroyed the foundation of federalism and made Nigeria a unitary system and also in mid-1970’s some young and zealous army generals in their 30’s overthrew the government in their bid to sanitize the system but ended up destroying it among other incident.
Young Nigerian patriots, you can see from this brief recourse to history that Nigeria was brought to its current state, not necessarily by gerontocrats, but by mostly young Nigerians, some of whom had been actively involved in governance from their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, and some of whom are relevant even now. It is why I say that youth, in a sense, brought us here,” he said.