Korra Asks Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo a ‘Daring Question’ at the AFRIEXIMP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN LUSAKA.
Korra just returned from Lusaka, Zambia where she attended the 22nd Annual AFRIEXIMP conference of stakeholders as a young Nigerian delegate. It was a very big eye opener to her, she explained, stating that it was definitely career redirecting. She was privileged to ask Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo after his lecture, at the conference a ‘daring question’ at the exclusive press conference organised.
Sir, what are the policies being put in place to encourage youth involvement in governance. In Africa, most countries run governments of an Oligarchical nature with political offices held by citizens well past retirement age.
HIS EXCELLENCY, EX PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO’S ANSWER:
I always tell my children something, ‘you cannot wish me away’ (laughter). There are a fair share of youth in government, learning. I advice if you want to get involved, pick a political party and join. Then start. (summarized).
This answer struck Korra irrevocably. She sited that a lot of us (youths) don’t even know we are free to join parties, and that it is our right. she went on to urge all her fans, followers, well wishers and friends to get more involved in the running of their home countries.
TOMORROW IS OURS.