Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo turns 85, donates 85 tricycles to young people selected across the 36 States.
The tricycles was distributed to the beneficiaries at an event in Abeokuta on Saturday, tagged “OBJ @85 Free Keke Programme.”
It was donated through the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has donated 85 tricycles to young people selected from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of activities to mark his 85th birthday.
The tricycles, donated through the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), where distributed to the beneficiaries at an event in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Saturday, tagged “OBJ @85 Free Keke Programme.”
Speaking at the event, Obasanjo challenged Nigerian youth not to abandon the country to those who are currently messing it up. He said there are “opportunities galore” for the younger generation to take advantage of, despite many challenges confronting the country.
“The first thing we want to prove is that there are opportunities galore in this country,”
“Yes, things are not what they should be but you, as youths, individually and collectively, must make up your mind, make contributions in order to make things the way they should be.
“If you leave things to those who are messing it up for you and who are saying you are the leaders of tomorrow, you will never have that tomorrow. Today is your day.
“Then the third point is; yes, sometime you may get people who would help you and a times you may not even get who would help you; you must remember God has given you innate ability to be what He wants you to be and if you make up your mind on what you want to be, God will help you and He would provide those people who would help you to reach the sky which should be your limit.”