THE Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), has urge former Nigeria Presidents like Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida to rescue the nation from collapsing by convening a meeting to discuss and proffer workable solutions to the problems facing the nation.
The group, said this over the weekend, calling on the leaders to lead the discussion.
NYLF, an umbrella of 42 Arewa youth groups, also urged the likes of Theophilus Danjuma, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chief Ernest Shonekan and others to be part of the forum to save the nation from collapsing.
The National Chairman of NYLF, Elliot Afiyo, spoke with newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, shortly after meeting with Obasanjo.
Afiyo noted that banditry, kidnapping, poor economy, corruption, agitation for secession were among the challenges facing the nation.
According to him, it was high time those he called ‘Nigerian fathers’ met and proffered lasting solutions to the Nigerian problems before it will be too late.
The northern youth leader described former President Obasanjo as an advanced citizen, who he said believed in the cooperate existence of the nation.
He recalled that the NYLF in 2015 supported the emergence of the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, saying, however that Buhari had “failed to meet up with the expectations of Nigerians.”
“We were part of the groups that brought Buhari in 2015, we thought the Buhari that we know will change things, but we realised that we have made a mistake and we have to correct the mistake. That is why I came personally to see Baba (Obasanjo) and we have discussed, he has to also be involved.