The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually to take over the leadership of the country in future.
Buhari said this when he received All Progressives Congress youth leaders from across the country at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
At the courtesy visit by the young party leaders led the APC National Youth Leader, Mr Sadiq Shuaibu-Abubakar, Buhari said, “Whether we like it or not, we will someday handover to youths. And you have to brace up for leadership. Some interest groups will come up with ethnic, religious issues, but you have to look at the broader picture.
“We had a civil war that consumed over 2 million Nigerians, and we learnt our lessons. Nigeria is one country, and no one should take our firmness for granted,’’ he said.
APC National Youth Leader, Comrade Sadiq Abubakar, urged Buhari to get more youths involved in governance so as to enable them learn from his “treasured wisdom’’.
Also in attendance were the National Chairman of the ruling party, Mr Adams Oshiomhole; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari.
Buhari had a ceremonial presidential handshake with the leaders after the meeting wound down with a photo session.