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‘Nigerian youths no longer tomorrow’s leaders’ – Charly Boy

Veteran entertainer Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy has said that Nigerian Youths can no longer be referred to as future leaders in light of the reality in the country today.

Charly Boy stated this at the launch of ‘Project YIGBA’, themed ‘First Non-violent Line of Defence’, convened by Pastor and security consultant, Ladi Thompson, which took place at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

The maverick artiste, who recently survived an accident on his scooter, said the youths have not been treated with fairness adding that it is the people are agitating secession.

“The group of people who have been most affected by injustice are young people, the youths, more than the Igbo, more than the Yoruba, more than the middle belt because this is not the country where you say the youths are the future leaders.

“Injustice is injustice everywhere and that’s what connects the Yoruba nation and the middle belt.

“The things that unite us are more than the things that divide us. So, it is just the selected few who are causing these problems, and enough is enough.”

The 70-year-old singer-turned-activist added that citizens of the country must embrace “reasonable and logical roundtable talk” and a sense of unity to proffer solutions to the challenges.

“You can’t have a house that you want to put floors upon floors with a faulty foundation. It can’t happen. That house can’t stand. So, this is what is needed and I believe this will go a long way.

“We will start by coming to a roundtable to talk, for people who want to talk, reason and be logical. Then, it is by us uniting — the east, the west, the middle belt — because it was systematic when they put us against each other.

“There is grave injustice in Nigeria, whether it is Biafra, Oduduwa nation. The injustice needs to be addressed.”

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