The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi who was born and brought up in Onitsha while speaking during the African Economic Congress held at Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on Tuesday, November 5, said that the Nigerian Youth needs more of support other than continuous lambaste.
During questions and answer session from the youth and young entrepreneurs, Peter Obi said that the basic things that are supposed to assist the success of the young ones are wistfully missing in the country, making these youths go in search of greener pastures in other countries due to the summed effects of bad leadership in Nigeria.
He urged the youths to remain focused at all times even when combinations of political, social and economic factors are gearing towards failure. He also stated the need to put up an attitude as breeds for success and for no reason remain where they are dropped.
He revealed that some institutions purposely engage those who have failed businesses believing that they are abreast with factors that don’t work for businesses. Speaking from a business oriented nature of Onitsha, he said that failing should not always be regarded as being negative but also as an experience that will help better the future.
The event organizers represented by Nancy Iloh said that their long term plan of securing honest, dedicated and successful Nigerians to mentor the youth led to the decision of inviting Peter Obi. She believed that her group curled out positive ides while listening to Obi. The event was organized by African Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Mrs Iloh eulogized the giant strides of Peter Obi and praised his conduct in office while reminiscing on his savings record of 75 billion left for his predecessor.