By Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti—A former President of the Nigerians Bar Association, Mr Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has identified leadership failure and wanton neglect of youths by successive governments in the country as being responsible for the selling of some Nigerian migrants to slavery in Libya and other countries across the world.
Olanipekun said that slavery in Libya and other countries will continue unabated if the government fails to identify and empathize with the unemployed youths.
This is just as the legal icon, who is also a prominent indigene of Ikere Ekiti, called on Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC, to pick their candidates from his country home, if they are desirous of winning the 2018 governorship poll.
Olanipekun said this in Ikere Ekiti at the weekend when the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi commissioned the newly built Hall of Fame at the Palace of Ogoga, Oba Adejimi Adu Alagbado.
Speaking on government’s failure to create a conducive atmosphere for employment generation investments in the country in recent times, the former NBA president said, “When I was in the University of Lagos in the 70’s, I had over six offers as a fresh graduate who had not attended the law school. But today, nobody sympathized or empathized with the youths, they were abandoned in their own fates.
“After graduation, no unemployment, nobody attends to them and they thought they have to take the tortuous, winding and dangerous routes to where the greener pasture is.”