The old generation have been called upon to give up power and give the younger ones the opportunity to steer the affairs of the nation.
Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida made this call while receiving members of the new Nigeria group at his uphill residence. He said that the old generation has overstayed in the corridor of power and their ideas are becoming rusted.
Babangida said that the possibility of handing over the leadership of the nation to younger generation should not be overruled or overlooked.
According to him, the younger ones have the capability to steer the ship of the nation aright pointing out that the younger people have the passion and zeal to propel the nation to the path of development and growth. “History has shown that a nation’s development fulcrum progresses better in the hands of younger generation is more adventurous and full of fresh ideas. “some of us assumed leadership at a very young age. The older generation must give way for the new one.
We have become analogue but this is a digital age; so the young people should be supported to use their digital knowledge to move the country forward.
On his opinion on the ‘Not too Young to Rule Bill’, the former military president said the youths should put their energy towards pushing for the realization of the Bill.
Recall that the bill has been passed in over 25 states in Nigeria.