President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the elderly Nigerians of causing trouble in the nation through their utterances and behaviours.
Speaking on Tuesday, December 16, during the official inauguration of the Youth Employment in Agriculture Programme and the Fund for Agricultural Finance in Nigeria which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Jonathan said old politicians in the country caused trouble by quarrelling and abusing one another.
According to him, it was the young Nigerians that had continually brought glory to the nation, Punch reports.
The president 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 every day and create problems for innocent Nigerians.
“So, we believe that the future of this country is in the hands of young people.
He added that young Nigerians will surely take the country to where it wants to be, saying: “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.”