The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has placed the blame for Nigeria’s woes on old politicians who have refused to leave the stage for youths.
Bakare described them as “moneybags and bullion van politicians,” whom he accused of wanting to be in power without considering the younger ones.
The Pastor spoke on Saturday at the launch of an autobiography, “Footsteps of a Rebel’, written by the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to mark his 80th birthday.
He maintained that “It is a shame that while younger generations are taking over leadership in other countries, older generation refuses to leave the stage in Nigeria.”
He condemned the alleged sidestepping of the youth, saying this has hampered the development of Nigeria.
“The nation’s development has suffered because of the marginalisation of the youth and the progressives who abandoned politics,” Bakare said.
While calling for generational reintegration from the households, he called for the embracing of cultural values to foster nation-building.
Bakare also suggested mentoring and leadership development for the younger generation.
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