Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday took a cursory look at the mirage of challenges currently bedeviling Nigeria and concluded that leadership failure was grossly responsible for the country’s checkered history.
Obasanjo spoke yesterday while giving his remarks at the public presentation of a book titled: “The Man, The General and The President”, authored by Femmy Carrena at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital urged all citizens to rally together towards taking the country to where God has created it to be.
The former president, who lamented that Nigeria is currently dripping with bitterness and sadness, which prevented it from achieving what God destined it for, specifically admonished Nigerians home and abroad to rally together and speak in a civilized language towards changing the narratives.
The 141-page book, authored to honour him for the 84th birthday celebration earlier marked last March 5, 2021, is described as an elegant account of the events in Nigeria from 1976 to the contemporary times, as well as the, “ eye witness narrative of the backstage activities and decision making processes” with a searchlight on Obasanjo himself.
Speaking at the event, which was well attended by government functionaries, members of the academia as well as traditional rulers from the state, Obasanjo noted that Nigeria’s failure at producing leaders who will harness every opportunities available in the country to lead the black race has been the major albatross of the country.
“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.
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As of today, the white race is being led by America; I don’t know how long that will be.
The Yellow race is being led by the Chinese and whatever we say or do, China will lead the world before the middle of this century and there is nothing we can do about it.
“Right now ours is a land flowing with bitterness and sadness, that is not what God wants this country to be. We must change the narrative, we must talk to ourselves in the civilised language.