Monday, 4 March 2013

Africa Has Leadership Problems - Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo  said that there are no good leaders in the country, stressing that leadership in any country is very important in government.

The former president who spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital during African Regional Inter collegiate Debate on Human Security held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) said democracy is the form of government that the country can all embrace, noting that democracy help on how you can deliberate on issues that are pertinent to the country.

Obasanjo said nig has problems of job creation, employment generation and wealth creation, it doesn't matter who emerge as winner of the debate, to me all aspect of education must be embraced."

He said he was shocked when  Chief Alias Dangote told him about the vacancy on truck drivers when he got 6 Phd holds and over 600 people with Masters Degrees, stating that the issue boils down to the problems job creation, wealth creation, among others.

 Speaking on importance of education, Obasanjo said "if you want to break the irk of poverty, education is the instrument to do that. Yorubas say three generations doesn't go into chronic poverty."

 He therefore, said the debate was to prepare the youth for the future, saying "the future belong to the youth because nobody can help Africa than we Africans."

He however, commended the participants as well as the organisers, as he said "I must confess that when the idea of the debate was mentioned to me I did not know it will be inspiring and interesting. What I saw today is beyond my expectation and what we've achieved today should built on it."

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