Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed Nigeria’s political and economic challenges on leadership deficit.
According to him, God did not create bad situations in Nigeria but the deficit in leadership was largely responsible for the underdevelopment of the country.
The former President said this during the ceremony marking his 81st birthday celebration, which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday.
Obasanjo further said that the issue of leadership, development, and values should be upheld to change the paradigm shift in the areas of development in the country
“I do not believe that God has created a bad situation for Nigeria or for any particular section of the country or for any particular country in Africa. So why things are not going right? We must blame ourselves. It’s an issue of leadership, governance, development, and values.
“These are things that we must take seriously and make sure we get them right,” he said.
The former president, however, reiterated his resolve not to participate in active politics but to spend the rest of his life to serve God and humanity.