Former Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has urged the Nigerian youths to rescue the nation.
He said this in a video that went viral on Tuesday.
The 14th Emir of Kano said, “You know, like I said in Abuja, I have my record of service, my father has his record of service, my grandfather has his record of service. We cannot be intimidated by somebody because you are President or you are governor and we cannot tell you that you are wrong.
“We’ve chosen different paths and I said yesterday and I’ll say it again, if I had gone into politics; at least given the people that have succeeded in becoming Presidents in Nigeria, I could have been president or I could be governor. So that I choose not go into politics does not make me a subordinate human being and this is what we all have to learn as Nigerians.
“We take too much rubbish! and we are all too afraid, too much in our comfort zones and by the time these guys finish with us our children will not have a nation and this is the real challenge that we face.
“How do we standup? How do we retrieve our nation? How do we go back to that vision that we had? How do we give our children the opportunities that we have had and even better and this is the question that each of us must take with us and the only way to do it is if you are not in politics, you must hold those in politics to account.
“It is not a comfortable situation to be in but believe me, I’d rather, I wear… you know when people are not… when people are incompetent and they don’t like you, you wear their dislike as a badge of honour. You can’t be comfortable, you can’t be normal in a dysfunctional environment. So we must get outside our comfort zone and that is the only way to change this country.
“And for the young people, do not fear. This is your country, this is your future, take hold of it, work for it, build it. Don’t let anyone tell you to run away because you have a degree, go to England, go to America, go to France, this is your country you are coming back here.
“So lets work to build one for you and you help us build this country for you.”