Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Thursday declared that Nigeria need good leadership to overcome the various challenges presently facing the country.
Chief Obasanjo stated this in Ibadan while fielding questions from newsmen after paying a courtesy visit on Governor Seyi Makinde in his Agodi state secretariat office in Ibadan.
The former President stressed that in addition to having good leadership, all hands must be on deck for the much needed solution to be proffered to the various challenges facing Nigeria.
Responding to a question on the increasing call for the sack of the security chiefs in the country, following the increasing wave of insecurity in the country, Chief Obasanjo said: “I did not appoint security chiefs, how can I ask that they be sacked?”
On whether he could offer a fatherly advice to the security chiefs and President Buhari, Obasanjo said: “If I have a fatherly advice for the security chiefs, I will not give them through the media.”
According to Chief Obasanjo, the challenges facing Nigeria is leadership and that, “the myriads of challenges in the areas of security, economy and political instability are not really new except that they have taken a new dimension.
“There are many challenges in Nigeria today. There are challenges of security, economy, political stability among others. These challenges are not really new, except that they have taken a different dimension. But human challenges are meant to be solved or overcome by human beings; which means that all hands should be on deck,” he said.
Continuing, Chief Obasanjo said: “I believe that the most important aspect of dealing with all the challenges we have is one; leadership, two, coming together, that is, all hands being on deck. We all have to come together. But then, there must be leadership to get everybody to work.”
The former President stressed that he was at the governor’s office to pay a belated condolence visit on the governor on the demise of his mother and to attend a book launch in honour of late Chief Lamidi Adedibu .