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Obasanjo says next generation of Africans need to repay debt


Nigeria's former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that if the next generation of Africans is to enjoy relief, they have no choice but to pay down the continent's huge debt.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, Mr. Obasanjo disclosed this fact during a meeting with the 2023 awardees of the Future Africa Leaders Foundation, an initiative of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. I made it.

Obasanjo as president in 2003 secured debt relief for Nigeria, as did Algeria's president during the same period.

He noted that given the level of past debt mismanagement that the country has canceled, it would be nearly impossible for any administration to take similar steps on the continent.

Obasanjo asserted that debt is a trap that no individual or nation should fall into because it is an albatross for any economy.

The former president, who argued that the biggest problem facing the continent is leadership, summed up: “The next generation has no choice but to pay the current debts owed by the various countries of the continent.” .

He commended Pastor Oyakhilome for his leadership development efforts, adding that “the country needs more people like him to address the leadership crisis facing the continent.”

Highlighting the qualities of a leader, Mr. Obasanjo said, “A leader not only has realistic dreams, but also is bold and courageous in making decisions, accepts and learns from mistakes, and sets a good example. We must be able to do so.”

In this connection, Obasanjo asserted that with prayer and gratitude, the socio-economic situation in the country could improve in about four years.

He made this revelation at the 5th Ogun State Awaju Onigbagbo Ordination Thanksgiving Service of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ogun State held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Ta.

In a release by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president said it was a clear indication that the socio-economic situation in the country was not good. So why not thank God?

“Think about it. If you have breathed God's free air, you should have reason to be grateful to Him. So, even though things are bad, they may get better over a period of time…4 Year? And for Nigeria, today may be bad, but you never know, tomorrow may be better.”

Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, Deputy Governor Mr. Enguru Nyimo Salako, former governor, Senator Gbenga Daniel, Oluu of Owu-Abeokuta, Professor Saka Matemilola and businessman Odole who is also Otun of Awaju Onyigbagbo.・Mr. Oduaa served as the representative. Chief Adebutu Kessington of Ogun State and Pastor Mother Esther Ajayi praised Obasanjo, noting that he is not only a leader in Nigeria but a global wonder.

Source: guardian.ng

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