Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerian youngsters not to let people who are destroying their future prevail.
Obasanjo further challenged people to participate in all socioeconomic and political activities in order to change the narrative.
According to Kehinde Akinyemi, the ex-leader spoke at a mentorship retreat organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library’s Youth Development Center.
He stated that in most parts of Africa, visible barriers are preventing youth from realising their latent potential.
The one-time Head of State charged young citizens never to allow another person to determine or shape their space in society.
Obasanjo said if youths can be desperate enough to trek through the desert to get menial jobs in Europe, that energy and spirit should be channelled to eradicate physical and mental barriers.
“I am challenging you as young Africans to engage in activities that would change the African narrative.
“Participate in socio-economic and political activities that guarantee a better future for you and don’t allow those who are messing up your future to succeed”, he added.