Nigeria’s Ugly Situation Can Be Changed - Obasanjo

A former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has asserted that Nigeria is fixable notwithstanding its present state as it had everything needed to build a great nation. 

Africa Today News, New York reports that the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, on Saturday played host to former President who charged political leaders on sacrifice and selflessness.

Obaseki received Obasanjo who was on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Commending the governor for the warm reception, the former President charged Nigerians not to lose faith in the country.

He noted, “The situation in Nigeria is hard, but no bad situation can’t be made good. The question is, when and how? All we should be saying to those who have the opportunity now is to do their best. It is indeed an opportunity for you to run the affairs of your country and look after your people. It is an opportunity.

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“It should not be me but we; not mine but ours; not my tomorrow but our tomorrow, and not my generation but all generations, including the generation coming. This is what sustainable development is all about. You don’t eat today and not remember the generation coming that they too have to eat, that is all it is.”

On the developmental strides of Governor Obaseki in the last seven and half years, Obasanjo said, “The governor used this opportunity to brief me of what is going on in Edo State.”

While commenting on the secret of his good health and agility, the 67-year-old ex-president said, “The secret of good health is the grace of God. You must learn to grow old gracefully with the grace of God. I used the acronym “DREAMSC” which means, Diet, Rest, Exercise, Medicals, Social Interaction and Contentment.

He also emphasized the significance of physical activity regardless of age, with healthcare the focal point of his caution. He also highlighted the value of social interaction to avoid feelings of isolation or despair. Additionally, he advised finding satisfaction in one’s circumstances, warning against a cycle of discontentment.

Africa Today News, New York

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