Only few of us remain, exploit our experience… Obasanjo tells Nigerian youth

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, today said that with the exit of the respected statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule, Nigerian youth have less of the older generation of Nigerians to learn from.

Mr. Obasanjo, who was speaking while condoling with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the governor’s office and the people of Kano over the death of Maitama Sule reminded youth that no matter how they felt, the voices of older Nigerians still represent that of wisdom and hope.

“Even if you think that as young people you have the same number of new clothes as we the old people, you can certainly not have the same number of rags,’’ he said in apparent reference to a Yoruba proverb on the wisdom embedded in old age.

He lauded the late Danmasani as an embodiment of peace, wisdom and patriotism adding that he had always prayed for ‘a land of unity, land of order, land of progress and an envy of the African States.’

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  1. Yes sir I buy this very laudable idea. experience should not be allowed to die with those that have them and be buried with them. it does not end there sir and should not be kept off. I strongly suggest that an archive libraries be kept in all the states of the federation where youths and elders can visit and read these write-ups of our wise elders whenever references are needed in any area just as lawyers refer to cases of past centuries of courts rulings.

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