The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said he is frankly not impressed with the notion that the older generation must step aside for the younger generation to thrive.
The vice-president made the remark on Monday in Abuja at the maiden edition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressives Youth Conference.
He stressed that such a notion was unlikely to yield positive engagement.
He further explained that it was the strength of the ideas and the depth of the youths’ organisation and not age that would retire those ahead of them.
He said: “I am also frankly not very impressed with the notion that the role and power of young people are somehow postponed until elders have gone, or that there’s some kind of generational queue that to which we all must subscribe.
“Even if that was true at some point, today, that notion stands on very weak legs indeed,” he said.
The vice-president also speaks on the unity of Nigeria.
Osinbajo said he is confident that Nigeria will remain united as a strong nation to the frustration of those waiting to see the country broken into pieces.
“In the area of disruption and disruptive innovation, the principle that we are stronger together than in little part is a sound principle and it is my respectful view that those who advocate the breaking up of the country are terribly wrong,” Professor Osinbajo told a crowd of youths and party chieftains at the International Conference Centre in the nation’s capital.