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‘We are all sitting on a keg of gunpowder’- Olusegun Obasanjo

The unemployment rate among Africa’s large youthful population is potentially dangerous, Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo told the BBC.

“We are all sitting on a keg of gunpowder,” he said in an interview with Africa Business Report when he was talking about his greatest fear for the continent.

He estimated that 60% of the continent’s population is under the age of 25 and half of those do not have a job.

He suggested that a better education system was one of the answers to the problem.

His comments came in a candid interview about the state of both Africa’s and Nigeria’s economy and politics.

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  1. FEMI A USA FEMI A USA May 20, 2017

    Obasanjo! What is better Education? Education depends on self-efforts. In Yoruba, Ti a ba bi omo, o ma tun ara re bi ni. Many do not want hard job but freebies. They learn from politicians, fathers, mothers etc. Why should they work hard the society is rife with corruptions and by the way, what had you done improved their lives.

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