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We need to stop disappointing ourselves, politically divided, economically disunited – Obasanjo



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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the 113th anniversary of King’s College, Lagos, decried the socio-economic crisis in Nigeria, saying that Nigeria is nowhere in the comity of nations, politically divided and economically disunited. Dr. Obasanjo noted that because ‘we are disappointing ourselves,’ Nigeria no longer plays leadership role in the African continent. He declared that Nigeria has no business with poverty, insecurity, or political division.”

Dr. Obasanjo, leading the Kingsweek 2022 colloquium at the King’s College anniversary, titled – Building the Nigeria of our Dreams – was organised by the King’s College Old Boys’ Association, stated that the world is divided into three races, highlighting, “there are three races in the world – white, yellow, and black. For now, America is leading the whites, the Chinese are leading the yellow race, and Nigeria, with 225 million people, was created by God to lead the black race.” He lamented that Nigeria is nowhere, not at on the table, adding that country   has become incapacited in playing regional and international roles.

Former President Obasanjo had declared: ‘‘We are politically divided, economically disunited; we are nowhere, we are down the drain. “Diplomatically, Nigeria is not at the table.

“Before, we had sent troops to Sudan, Sierra Leone, etc, but today, we can’t send troops to the Republic of Benin.

“When we stop disappointing ourselves, we can take care of the continent and the black race.

“Nigeria has no business with poverty, insecurity, or political division.”

Obasanjo noted that Nigeria has remained poor, insecure, and contending with other challenges because of the choice of leaders and not God’s choice for the country.

According to Dr. Obasanjo, ‘‘It is the advertently or inadvertently choice of our leaders. It is not God’s choice for us. If God hasn’t chosen that for us, then, we can do better.

“For Nigeria, we have done a few things right but we have not continued to do it right. We need a government that understands Nigeria and Africa, which will be fair and sincere with Nigerians. Together with the right government, this nation can become the right leading country to develop Africa.’’

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