Nigeria now a country flowing with bitterness and sadness!!


Nigeria now a country flowing with bitterness and sadness, Obasanjo laments

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that Nigeria which used to be known as a country “flowing with milk and honey” is now a “country flowing with bitterness and sadness,” with the rising insecurity and the decline in the economy.

He added: “Nigeria has been destined to lead the black race, but the failure of leadership has impeded it from taking its place in the comity of developed nations.

He said this in his remarks at the presentation of a book “The Man, The General, The President” written in his honour by Otunba Femmy Carrena, in commemoration of his 84th birthday, held on March 5, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, on Thursday.

He stated the following:

“We are not where God has positioned us to be as a country. Education must be one of the main pillars of getting Nigeria to where it should be and for the over 14 million Nigerian children that are now out of school, we must find a way of getting them into school.

“We are preparing the Boko Haram of tomorrow and there is nothing that will prevent that. If we don’t do it now, then we lose the opportunity and the consequences in the future will be grave.

“Some of us might have gone, but those who will be around will bear the brunt of a problem. My own belief is that God had created races in the world and at one time or the other, he has decided that every race will be led by a particular nation in the world.”

“My prayer is that all of us particularly in this country and now is that we will have something to contribute to making this country to the making of what God has created it to be; a land flowing with milk and honey.

“Right now, it is a land flowing with bitterness and sadness. That is not what God wants this country to be.


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