Nigeria more divided, in danger, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised the alarm that Nigeria was more divided and in danger over the current state of disunity in the country.

Obasanjo said the country was in a worse situation at the moment when compared to the period of the civil war.

The former President stated this on Thursday while speaking at a one-day 2019 annual retreat/conference and general meeting of members of Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria held in Abeokuta.

Obasanjo who was a guest speaker, spoke on five Ps. He urged Nigerians to partner one another and even go further, at home, within communities, states, countries, sub-African region and African continent.

He said, “When we look at this country today, even during the civil war, we were not as divided as we are today.

“Today, we are in danger if we don’t take partnership seriously. Partnership within our people and partnership within Africa and the rest of the world.”

Addressing the members of ACAEBIN, Obasanjo said private sector is the life blood of development in every economy of a country.

He hinged his talk on ‘Politics; Population; Prosperity; Protection and Partnership.’

He said, “As chief audit executives, it is defined by virtue of what you are doing as a profession. If the audit is awry, banking business will not be right.

“What I want to emphasise is that, it is a must as Nigerians and as Africans, that we have certain elements that we have to take very seriously which I put as five Ps.

“The first is politics which is governance. Unless we get governance right, any other thing we are trying to do will not be right.

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