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Nigerian leaders have failed the youths- Afe Babalola

“Those we look up to as of our leaders have failed us, most of the institutions that are also expected to train children in both character and learning have also failed us.

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Founder/Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola has said that Nigerian leaders are to blame for the challenges and actions of the youths.

Babalola added that the leaders have failed to show good character and lay good examples to the younger generation.

Speaking on the university campus on Thursday, July 28, he lamented what he called “indiscipline in high places in the country” which he said was inimical to national development.

Babalola was honoured as the Grand Patron of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) on behalf of 60 million Nigerian youths.

He reportedly received the medal of patronship, a certificate of honour and a giant portrait amidst ovation by ABUAD principal officers, senior management staff and national executive members and state leaders of NYCN.

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The university proprietor said he established ABUAD to give Nigerian youths opportunity to acquire the best of education, learning and character restating his readiness to help build a virile youth population in Nigeria.

According to him, ABUAD came on stream because of the decay in the public university system adding that his university has provided the best launching pad for the nation’s youths to realize their dreams.

According to TheNation, Babalola said: “Our universities should turn out graduates who are worthy in learning and character and change can only begin from our youths.

“We don’t want leaders who will be criminals; we don’t want youths who will be looking for jobs but youths who will be self-employed and employers of labour and that is our focus here in ABUAD

“Those we look up to as of our leaders have failed us, most of the institutions that are also expected to train children in both character and learning have also failed us.

“In my opinion,those regarded as leaders are supposed to be role models who will impact the right type of leadership on the youth of this country

“This, to me has become necessary as no country can ever attain greatness if her youths are not well molded for the future,we must build our youth to greatness,and not the other way round because the country’s future depends on them.


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