Nigeria’s former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure for dwelling on excuses and not taking informed steps to tackle the challenges facing Nigerians.
Speaking in Abeokuta while hosting the Young Professionals Forum and New Nigeria 2019 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the former president said all Nigerians suffer when an incompetent government is in place.
“And don’t let anybody deceive you. Those of you who are in business, your business could have been better today if we have a competent and effective and performing government.
“As I said, stop giving excuses; we met challenges. If there are no challenges, then we wouldn’t need you to come. You come in because you know there are challenges and then giving us excuse that you have many challenges, that is why you haven’t achieved results.
“And then you still want to go. The first lesson I learnt in my military training is never reinforce failure. What we have now is failure. Never you reinforce failure. Let failure be failure”, he maintained, while urging Nigerians to see what he is seeing and take legitimate actions to bring about the right kind of leadership in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, in response to the sustained criticism of the Buhari administration by Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, Presidency says the former Nigerian leader is merely repeating himself.
“Already, the statement issued few months ago by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, in response to the earlier criticism made against the government by Obasanjo had adequately addressed the issues raised, ’’ Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, told Channels Television.