Chief Olusgun Obasanjo, former president, has recommended a way forward for the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari's administration in governing a new Nigeria.
Ex-president, through his think-tank group, examined critical areas of the economy and submitted a review to Buhari.
The group which was launched four months ago under the Centre for Human Security of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library examined five key areas of education, power, the economy, security and infrastructure.
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Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari's Director of Media and Publicity, told reporters that Kalu Idika Kalu, Vice Chairman of the Committee and former Minister of Finance, presented volumes of the report of the committee to the president-elect during a short ceremony held behind closed doors.
Shehu also stated that ex-Chairman of Cadbury Nigeria, Dr. Christopher Kolade who was head of the power committee, gave different stages of the power sector development plan to comprise, short term, medium term, long term solutions.
He said: “The whole idea was that Obasanjo set up his own think- tank with the aim of carrying out a study on challenges facing the country in five key areas of Education, Power sector, Economy, Security and Infrastructure. The study was commissioned four months ago so that the outcome will be made available to the incoming administration after the election.”
The head of media team noted that Buhari acknowledged the former president and his team for their attempt, describing their intercession as a great drift for the incoming administration.
Shehu said that the out-going administration that is supposed to give Buhari notes on how to take-off has done nothing so far and thanked Obasanjo and his team for their motion, assuring them that the incoming government will be needing their advice as time goes on.
Chairman of the Obasanjo's committee, Prof. Akin Mabogunje, told reporters after the meeting that the group had been working on a number of critical issues for the development of Nigeria.
He said a delegation of the committee members, who took part in the organisation of the policy documents, was sent to present the reviews to Buhari.
Kalu said: “We have looked at education, security, economy, power and infrastructure. Those are the areas we have made recommendations and which we hope the new administration will be able to work on.”
It should be mentioned that Obasanjo played a great role on Buhari's way to the presidential seat.
There were reports that the former president endorsed Buhari, but Obasanjo denied this information.