Former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday, September 12, lamented the current characterization of Nigeria as a country wherein the majority of the sector’s poverty troubled populace dwells.
Daily Trust reports that Obasanjo stated the unsightly reputation the nation has discovered itself, can’t be separated from the bad coping of the economy through modern leaders.
Nigeriadailytimes.Com accumulated that the former president made this acknowledged even as addressing the Lagos country of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) government contributors who visited him in Abeokuta, Ogun kingdom.
“As you rightly said, this is the hard time economically for all. It is for all of us, except the very few. Is this what you (Nigerians) want to have for another four years? “PDP cannot do it alone, ADC cannot do it alone.
It must be collective efforts to get the right leadership for the country. Recently, the country was ranked as the most poorest country in the world.
“India is with population of 1.3billiom and Nigeria is about 180million. Yet, we still have the poorest citizens in the world. Nigeria doesn’t deserve this and this is the honest truth.”
Meanwhile, Nigeria daily times had reported that a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, explained that former president Obasanjo, questioned him for supporting the restructuring of Nigeria back to the time they were both in power.
Atiku made his known when Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, led by Chief Ayo Adebanjo, hosted him in Lagos. Atiku maintained that his commitment to restructuring was absolute and this position has once gotten him a query when he was a vice president.