May 10, 2016
President Buhari Not Grounded In The Economy But He’s Trying – Obasanjo
Speaking during a conference on African Development themed; “Driving Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Africa: Models, Methods and Policies” at the Covenant University in Ota, Ogun state, former president, Olusegun Obasanjo recvealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is not grounded in the economy but ‘he is doing well in his fight against corruption and the battle against insurgency,’
“PMB served under me and I know him a little bit. He hasn’t deviated from what I knew him for. Actually he is not a perfect man, indeed no leader can be perfect.
“Buhari might not be grounded in both the economy and foreign affairs, he is doing well in fighting Boko Haram and in his anti-corruption crusade. I am very optimistic as far as Nigeria is concerned because we have somebody that will do it well as president,” Obasanjo said.
Obasanjo whose lecture was titled: “What is Right With Africa” identified Nigerian problems as leadership and corruption, saying that the administration of former President of Goodluck Jonathan was corrupt, and that the administration of his successor the late Umar Musa Yar’Adua, jettisoned his plan for continuity.
The former president said if he had his way, he would change some things in the country’s constitution. “The problem of Nigeria is not the constitution. There is no constitution that is perfect in as much as it is written by human being that is perfect, if I have opportunity to rewrite the constitution of this country, there are some things I will change,” he said.
On the 36 cars purchased by senators he said: “The purchase of cars by the Nigerian senators is absolute nonsense, after being given money for cars and house allowances, yet they still appropriated special funds for car purchase,” Obasanjo added.