Old people are the problem of Nigeria – Jonathan

The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has on Tuesday attributed most of the Nigerian problems to the utterances and the behaviors of the elderly ones in the country.

He praised the young ones, saying that they are the one that had continually brought praises and glories to the nation. He particularly berated the old politicians in the country, who according to him, are always causing troubles by quarreling and abusing one another.

All these the president said, during the official inauguration of the Youth Empowerment Programme and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria, which was held at the presidential Villa, Abuja.

Jonathan said,“For the Nigerian young men and women, those who we have seen today and the ones outside there, we appreciate and commend you because anything that you are involved, you bring glory to this country. “Anything that the old people like us are involved in, it is always problems.

“Young people are involved in sports, soccer, athletics and so on, and within the period that I have been here as Vice President and President, they have always been bringing glory to us. “Young people are involved in the movie, popularly called Nollywood, and this continues to bring glory to us. “Young people are involved in music, like D-Banj, and they always continue to bring glory to us. “But see politics that old people like us are involved in, we continue to quarrel and abuse ourselves everyday and create problems for innocent Nigerians. “So, we believe that the future of this country is in the hands of young people. The young Nigerians will surely take us to where we want to be. “One day, you will take us to the moon. I believe in the young, creative and talented people. Surely, we will create enabling environment for you because you stand for the future of this country and you will make this country great.”


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