- Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said Nigeria must not be in the hands of insensitive leaders
- The former president said God will not allow people that will do what they like with the country in power
- Obasanjo noted that the fight against insurgency should be a collective one
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advocated collective efforts, from all Nigerians, against the current insecurity and insensitivity situation in the country.
The former president also said insensitive people should not be allowed into government.
Obasanjo said this at the 80th Anniversary of Prof. Ango Abdullahi, former Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria held at his farm at Basaa, Zaria, Kaduna State.
According to Daily Trust, Obasanjo said the country has a problem with insecurity.
He said: We have the problem of Boko Haram, which we have been told has gone, but it has not gone anywhere. So, what are we going to do about it? Nobody should feel that he has the monopoly of violence. But is it violence that will make this country what it should be? Is it insecurity? I heard that couples were preparing themselves for marriage, but they were abducted here in Nigeria.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ceremony was organised by the Abdullahi Kwasau Dynasty.
The ex-president said the call became necessary in view of the incessant insecurity bedeviling the country.
He called on Nigerians not to allow things to go the way the way they were going in order not to plant the seed of destruction for the country.
Obasanjo said: “For as long as our nation is not what it should be, we have to work together to make our country what it should be.
“Nobody can say yes is my country, I can do whatever I like with it, God will not allow that to happen.”
In his speech, Abdullahi recalled that his relationship with Obasanjo started in 1975 during the regime of late Gen. Murtala Mohammed.
He said the regime kicked him and others out of office while he was a Commissioner in Kaduna State, under Gen. Yakubu Gowon’s administration.
“When they kicked us out of office, I quietly went back to ABU where I was from.
“Later, went I was summoned to go to Dodon Barracks, I asked myself, what crime have I committed as a commissioner to be invited.
“Certainly, when I presented myself in Obasanjo’s office, he told me that I was selected as a member of a committee.
” He, however, said details of my schedule would be revealed when i catch up with other members in Calabar,” he said.
He said the ceremony was an opportunity for “members of the Abdullahi Kwasau dynasty to come together, to know one other, speak with one another and strengthen the relationship with one other.”
Ango said the future of Nigeria “is” not in naira and Kobo but in the legacies left the present generation of Nigerians would leave behind.
The octogenerian, therefore, advised Nigerians, especially the young ones, to do everything possible to leave good legacy behind for future generation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna central in the upper house of legislature questioned why some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari were displeased with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo for criticising the current administration.
Sani in a tweet on Monday, December 10, said those angry with Obasanjo's criticism of Buhari were not displeased with the former president when he faulted other past leaders.
The senator suggested that Obasanjo could criticise anyone and that people should be ready for criticism from the president.
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