Former President Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo Criticizes Current Nigerian Leaders at National Daily Awards


Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concern about the quality of leadership in the country, stating that Nigerians of the post-independence era made better choices of leaders than current generations. Speaking at the National Daily Awards ceremony in Lagos, Obasanjo noted that Nigeria’s political climate was similarly fraught with challenges then, but good leadership was always paramount.

Former President Obasanjo called for a rebirth of national ethos in the country, with leaders who demonstrated capacity, character and who led by example. Obasanjo cited peace, security, and stability as essential ingredients for the development and growth of any country.

Key Highlights:

  • Former President Obasanjo criticized Nigeria’s current leadership and the country’s decline from being seen as a giant in the sun, to one that is failing to live up to expectations.
  • He called for a rebirth of national ethos and unity to take the country to where it’s supposed to be.
  • The National Daily Awards ceremony was held to honor patriotic Nigerians who are making a difference in the country, despite the challenges and uproar. The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babjide Sanwo-Olu, Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba were among the eminent Nigerians who received awards for outstanding performances.
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