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School dropouts may become Boko Haram militants – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the approximately 14 million drop-outs in Nigeria may become Boko Haram recruits over the next ten years.

This was said at a presidential youth mentoring retreat conducted at the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during which he also criticised the rise in out-of-school children in the country.

With over 14 million out-of-school youths roaming the Nigerian streets, the former president said it doesn’t take an oracle to forecast that they would turn into outlaws in the future and emphasised that education is critical to preventing this. Continue Reading

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