- Olusegun Obasanjo has a message for Nigerians and its leaders amid the challenges confronting the nation
- Obasanjo on Tuesday, December 29, said Nigerian leaders, not God, should be blamed for the situation of things in Nigeria
- The former president charged citizens to work hard and pray for the nation to experience the desired change
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president has called on Nigerian leaders to stop blaming God for the country's challenges such as insecurity, bad economy, poverty, and others.
In a report by Daily Trust, Obasanjo explained that in 2021, Nigerians must work and pray hard towards putting Nigeria on the part of growth and development.
The former Nigerian leader made this on Tuesday, December 29, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Obasanjo in his 2021 message to Nigerians declared that the nation’s woes remain the ‘choice’ of the leaders and followers. He insisted that the narrative must change as the country approaches a new year.
While describing 2020 as a year of many challenges, the former president stated that Nigeria does not have to be poor and no citizen must go to bed hungry with enormous resources available in the country.
Speaking on how Nigeria can recover from the economic recession, Obasanjo said the country needs to do the right thing.
This is coming almost two weeks after Obasanjo explained the major problems the citizens of the country are currently passing through.
He said there is a need for stronger synergy between the leadership and the people in addressing the challenges.
Obasanjo, who spoke on Thursday, December 17, during a condolence visit to the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, on the passage of his mother, Abigail, said it has become evident that government cannot do it alone.
In a related development, Obasanjo addressed the claim by Senator Anthony Adefuye that his ancestry is not Yoruba but Igbo, with the former president maintaining that his "two parents were from Owu in Abeokuta."
The political permutation preluding the 2023 presidency, Adefuye, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had said the southwest region has not produced a president for Nigeria.
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