Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said the eventuality of death does not scare him as a person, stating that he is more concerned about the future of Africa and the role to be played by the youth in shaping the continent.
Obasanjo stated his position at the two-day interactive session of the Presidential Youth Mentorship Retreat held on Monday and Tuesday at the Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to the former president, he remains grateful to God for granting him long life to have served in various capacities over the years and is, therefore, not worried about his departure from the world.
He, however, said he was perturbed about the state of Africa being bequeathed to the younger generation, as well as their perception and capability leadership skills to be able to lead the continent to the promised land.
Obasanjo said: “I ‘m not afraid of death at my age. God has favoured me and I appreciate God’s blessings on me over these years.
“My concern over the years is to build leaders of Africa. My greatest concern is tomorrow and that tomorrow begins today.”
The ex-military ruler urged the youth to make individual and collective sacrifices to ensure Africa becomes a great continent.
He also said African youth needed to interact with their leaders.