While speaking when a political movement, The New Nigeria, visited him
at his residence in Minna, Niger state, on Sunday, former military
president, Ibrahim Babangida, said the older Nigerians must give way for
the young ones to take over.
IBB said the youth, with their passion and zeal, can propel the country on the path of development. His words;
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.”
said by being adventurous and bringing fresh ideas to the table, young
people across the world have steered their countries to greater heights,
adding that leaders like Yakubu Gowon, who ruled Nigeria from 1966 to
1975, at the age of 31, left positive strides behind.
Babangida has at various times advocated for a generational shift in the nation’s leadership.
a recent letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, he said: “We
need to deliberately provoke systems and models that will put paid to
this recycling leadership experimentation to embrace new generational
leadership evolution with the essential attributes of responsive,
responsible and proactive leadership configuration to confront the
several challenges that we presently face.”