The chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, dismissed appeals that the youth will perform better than older people if given the chance to become Nigeria’s President.
According to Sagaya, Nigeria may regret having someone young as president because they would be boarding on a dangerous journey if elected.
The PACAC Chairman explained to reporters that there was no proof supporting the claim that the youth were better than elders in leadership. He said that people thinking that the youth will perform better in positions of authority in Nigeria were being shallow-minded.
“It is very shallow thinking because, as I see it, it is the youths of Nigeria today who believe in overnight wealth, who want billions overnight, who don’t want to work for their living and gradually build up their assets and business. That psychology of overnight wealth is almost exclusively a youth attribute. “Number two: who is stopping the youths? All these people who are advocating that the youths should take over are in essence saying the older ones should just call the youths and say ‘come and take power. If you want power, you work for it. You are not going to sit down in your sitting room and somebody will bring power to you. Let them join the fray,” he said.