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Friday, March 22, 2019

Obasanjo Says Nigeria Is Worse Than It Was During The Civil War...

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented over the current state of disunity in Nigeria.

Obasanjo said that Nigeria was not as divided as this during the civil war in comparison to the worst situation of things as they are now.

The former president said this while Speaking at a one-day ‘2019 annual retreat/conference and general meeting’ of members of Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN) held at Park Inn, Abeokuta in Ogun State yesterday, Obasanjo,

The former president urged Nigerians to partner one another at home, within communities, states, countries, sub-African region and African continent, adding that Nigeria was in danger if “we don’t take partnership seriously.”

“When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are now. Today, we are in danger if we don’t take partnership serious. That partnership should be within our people, Africa and the rest of the world.

“As chief audit, it is defined by virtue of what you are doing as a profession. If the audit is awry, banking business will not be right.
What I want to emphasize is that it is a must as Nigerians and Africans that we have certain elements that we have to take very seriously which I put as 5Ps.
The first is politics which is governance. Unless we get governance right, any other thing we are trying to do will not be right''.

“The second is population. Our population at independence was estimated to be 45 million, but today we are almost 200 million. By the year 2050, we will be over 400 million. Normally, population should be an asset but looking at the condition we are in now, when in the North-east of Nigeria, the percentage of adult literacy is about 53 percent, and education being the basic of all human development, you can see that we have a problem.

“How do we think of setting education to be useful? Those people who will make our education over 400 million people in many years’ time are already born, and you cannot unborn them. So the problem is here, what do we do?
We must provide education for them, housing, healthcare and most importantly, employment for them.

“One thing that I believe will help us is to provide employment is agricultural business. And you in the banking business must pay attention to how we build the agriculture sector. I am not talking of horticulture, I am talking of the whole value chain, from land preparation to the end product. And if we are able to get that right, maybe we will be able to get the issue of employment for our teeming youths right as well as rural development right.

“The next one is prosperity. I am not being bothered about Nigeria or Africa’s poverty. We have everything to generate wealth. We have God-given resources under our soil. We also have human resources. If we bring these together, then we will definitely get prosperity
Another one is security. People must be protected in all aspect. Protection of lives and property is most important.”

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  1. Since OBJ ruled during military dispensation and also for 8 years as civilian president, he and IBB are more responsible for the decay than anyone else.

    1. Obj aint lying.
      Lets be truthful.
      Its just that he lives in a glasshouse and is throwing stones

    2. OBJ's government achieved more than all before and after him put together.

  2. The disunity currently brewing in the country along side the loop sided appointment by the Presidency is enough reason to give one concern about the state of the nation.

    There are so many killings going on in northern Nigeria, precisely Christians dominated area of Kaduna, Platuea and Benue state and nothing is been done to arrest the perpetrators of this act.

    Truly, there was a country. Nigeria is heading towards anarchy.

    1. Well said Teejay. You have said it all. Let me not bother typing. In a nutshell, Buhaha is the cause of it all including his one one sided corruption fighting

    2. I share your sentiments exactly...let me see that fool that will come here and say you are making an ignorant comment.

  3. OBJ is the mastermind of Nigeria's heightened disunity: he gave away Bakassi to the Cameroon on a platter of gold during his lead. Does OBJ think God is deaf to the cries of the displaced innocent children and their families? How is it when these caricatures are in office they fail to do the right thing but once out give unsolicited advice to others?

  4. the word of a cunny man.

  5. Why won't Nigeria be divided when you people are all thieves, robbers and bandits who instead of developing the country decided to enrich yourselves by converting all the wealth of the country into your own thereby throwing the country and its people into abject poverty. Where there is excessive wealth cohabiting with excessive poverty there can never be unity.

  6. You obj and your cronies are responsible, its sad people still trust you.


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