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Save Nigeria now – Northern youths beg Obasanjo, Babangida, others




A name has gone to former high Nigerian leaders to rise and save the nation from collapsing by convening a gathering to debate and proffer workable options to the issues dealing with the nation

A gaggle referred to as the Northern Youth Leaders Discussion board (NYLF), mentioned this on Saturday, calling on former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida to steer the dialogue.

NYLF, an umbrella of 42 Arewa youth teams, additionally urged the likes of Theophilus Danjuma, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chief Ernest Shonekan and others to be a part of the discussion board to save lots of the nation from collapsing.

The Nationwide Chairman of NYLF, Elliot Afiyo, spoke with newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, shortly after assembly with Obasanjo.

Afiyo famous that banditry, kidnapping, poor financial system, corruption, agitation for secession have been among the many challenges dealing with the nation.

In keeping with him, it was excessive time these he referred to as ‘Nigerian fathers’ met and proffered lasting options to the Nigerian issues earlier than it will likely be too late.

The northern youth chief described former President Obasanjo as a complicated citizen, who he mentioned believed within the cooperate existence of the nation.

He recalled that the NYLF in 2015 supported the emergence of the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, nonetheless that Buhari had “failed to fulfill up with the expectations of Nigerians.”

Whereas saying All Progressives Congress (APC) lacks the political will to unravel the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria, Afiyo urged Obasanjo to wade in to the disaster rocking the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) with a view to resolving it.

He described the PDP as the one possibility to save lots of Nigeria and supply good governance for the lots, saying “it doesn’t matter the place the subsequent President comes from.”

“We have been a part of the teams that introduced Buhari in 2015, we thought the Buhari that we all know will change issues, however we realised that we have now made a mistake and we have now to right the error. That’s the reason I got here personally to see Baba (Obasanjo) and we have now mentioned, he has to even be concerned.

“We wish him to do two issues – to summon the elders, the Nigerian fathers; they’ve to fulfill, focus on and intervene to save lots of the nation,” he said.

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