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Friday, 6 March 2015

The problem with Nigeria is mismanagement-Obasanjo

Former President Obasanjo says the problem with Nigeria is mainly the mismanagement of our resources. He said this during his 78th birthday lecture which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Ogun state yesterday March 5th
"I am an incurable optimist about this country, and may be because I have seen a little bit in my short span of life, a little bit of what is possible and a little bit of what can go wrong and what can be made to go wrong. Maybe, that is why I am an incurable optimist and I believe that all will be well in this country, we have no choice anyway, all has to be well.


My concern is that we have too many think tanks, we need more of do-tanks. The point is we can do and we have no reason why we can’t do and we have also seen that one individual can make a difference. There is no reason why any Nigerian child, at this point in time, should not have basic education, food and nutrition, and not only Nigeria child, any Nigerian should not go to bed without food. We have the resources to achieve all that. If we are not achieving it, does not mean we don’t have the resources, it is because we haven’t managed our resources well.” he said

107 comments:

glowy shoe said...

This politicians are always giving one food for thought..and tgey call themselves fathers..mstweeeh

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obiora said...

Baba feeling like a saint.

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Corruption nkor? Everyone is...lindaobserve

Alexander Samuel said...

Mismanagement that was engineered during his 9years of terror

igwe Adaobi said...

Instead criticising
Try helping please

Kolawole taiye said...

Pit calling kettle black!

kimiphibia said...

In as much as what he's saying is true, the irony is not lost on me. It's almost like George Bush critiquing Obama for not withdrawing troops fast enough from Iraq. Like! You were there before, did you do any better?

Nathaniel Shok said...

He knows best. He was part of it though. Bt I think he's regretting it now. Y won't this pdp scumbags put dis into perspective and do d right thing?

wilheminna moses said...

Same u dat said that every nigerian musnt go to school if theres no money! Abi u don forget when u talk am? Ekwuo ekwugharia! Mtchew!

snowflix said...

Look @ who is talking. During your regime what did you do? You even mismanaged our resources the most now you are here speaking stupid grammar 'sigh' all of you are the same #onelovefromsnow#

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

this man has no right to make any statement on the state of the nation.. infact he is suppose to be in jail if nigeria isnt a country dat celenrates criminals. rubbish.

OSINANL said...

See who is talking... This old man should just go take a back.
He was among those that destroyed this country.
*Ugly beast*

Chinonye Sarah said...

OBJ and his long talks #pheeew

susan chukwuka said...

Oga Obasanjo abeg go siddon.

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delphine Chinyere said...

Ds old man shld jst shut up already let's hear word...who mismanaged tins dan YOU? Now tryin 2 act d saint!!! During his regime he privattised almost Everytin govt owned n even almost sold one of nigeria's oil refinary 2 Dangote!!

christie benjamin said...

Old man giving Nigeria leaders some food for thought lesson whereas his own regime experienced the same mismanagement of resources


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chris Kelly said...

Ok but has he done during his own time as d president of our great country Nigeria to better Nigeria and Nigerians?

Anonymous said...

Go take several seats!!!!!!

When the call you tell them GEJ is cleaning your messes. Messes of old leaders of youself,Buhari and all the previous rullers.

Tell them it takes time to clean an old man's poo.

Saint Obasanjo. next!!!!!!

Are we to be ruled by people in their eighties as that Buhari is not 72 but 82

Terry Armstrong said...

What did he do during his tenure? See person ....rubbish

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

U spent 8yrs in power without doing any thing, everything we are facing today is 70% ur fault,yet u go to d media to say trash and form saint... Better retire and go enjoy ur remaining years on earth... Hypocrisy

Mercy Iheanyichukwu said...

hmmmmm who were the cabals of mismanagement in Nigeria... baba feeling like a saint @Obiora dont mind him kaa si kwa nu....

Bishop Dammy said...

Help in whatever way you can sir, you were not perfect when you were in power... a tree doesn't make a forest! support the government' even as you not in power. Gal 6:10. @Bishop_Dammy

Ehiemere Chimaobi said...

Saint Obasanjo

#king KingOfKings #6God said...

Can't even read it..same ol shit

Anonymous said...

This bastard apeman

mary george said...

See who is talking! If u truly meant what ur saying, u start with ur OTA farm cause Dat shd b a nation asset and a one man farm

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Baba yu were once a president so all this one no follow at all......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Quin flora said...

Its no longet security abi!!! Your fighting too hard to remain relevant

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

Bukas said...

SEE WHO IS TALKING. AFTER WASTING OUR RESOURCES FOR 8 YRS AND ENRICHING YOURSELF YOU ARE HERE TALKING RUBBISH.CAUSE YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO STEAL THAT'S WHY YOU ARE NOW PREACHING HYPOCRITICAL SERMONS.COMOT ABEG!

olu said...

Personally I believe Obasanjo is the worst president Nigeria ever had. Not because he committed atrocities or encourage corruption or nothing like that, but because if ever there was a president that could have COMPLETELY turned things around in Nigeria, it was him. He had the smarts, he had the balls, he is very adept at political mind games, he was feared, he was revered... He could very well have "fixed" Nigeria... But for whatever reasons, he did not. He did make some notable achievements, but he had the power, resources, and know-how to have done so much more. Know we Nigerians are so used to mediocrity in governance that the smallest of achievement (which falls under the perview of their "responsibilities" anyways) freaks us, but just this one man's opinion... Obasanjo is the worst of them all.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

BEE said...

OBASANJO IS SIMPLY LOOKING FOR JOB AFTER GEJ SACKED HIM.HE IS WAITING FOR A NEW GOV. THAT WILL EMPLOY HIM.THATS WHY HE IS CAMPAGNING LIKE A SAINT. TAKE SEVERAL SEATS JOOR.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

Dim mercy said...

Shit shit

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

Rex Aniah said...

Thanks sir! Buh sir, u forget 2 acknowledge dt u'r a major player in ds scheme of mismanagement. Anyway, dnt bother 2 say, we'r aware, perhaps dt's y u didn't waste ur tym 2 state d obvious! Hbd, in arrears!

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

Anonymous said...


Tell that guy to take a vacation from govt. he messed up things so much during his time, cost of governace skyrocketed during his regime all in the name to please reps to support third time bid

azeez adeola said...

Only Baba knows best..buh I quiet agree wiv him

ebonyz... said...

abegi

LIB FINEST MAN said...

Excuse me Sir, is it now you are realising that? Mtcheew! Abeg go and sit down Sir. This more reason we should vote for GEJ because he has better idea.









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Oluwatosin said...

I just love this man!
Spent his birthday the best way.
Happy birthday to him

Good love maker said...

Obasanjo,you are the the chief "miss-manager" of our resources.Talk is cheap.Sir,what did you achieved throughout your 8 years of misrule.Oil was at its highest price during your reign yet you have nothing to show for it.By the way,have you stopped sleeping with your son's wife?

APPLELIPX said...

People whose selfish actions brought us where we are today can also talk sha...
Nigeria!! Home of the privileged

debonair afrowthunder said...

abeg which one is birthday lecture again...just saying

Good love maker said...

Chief Obasanjo,just shut up.You are the biggest hypocrite in nigeria.You are now 80 years old but you keep talking senselessly like a 3 year old

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Hell NO! D problem of Nigeria is having leaders lik OBJ dat r unreliable and enemies of d states of Nigeria pretending to b elder state men.

Good riddiance to bad rubbish. OBJ is d greatest hypocite in d history of Nigeria and really a man witout honour.

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo still remains the best president Nigeria has ever had since 1960. Prove me wrong by mentioning who was or is better than him. Yes, he should have done more, quite unfortunately, he did not. Like the say, time is precious and waits for no one.

For the record, Obasanjo was responsible for the economic boom of 2003 and who would forget the telecommunication and banking economic revolution and likewise, the internet we are chatting and browsing with.

Obasanjo also commenced the Agricultural revolution. What about Pension reform policy, Health Insurance Scheme, Monetization and Privatisation programme. EFCC and ICPC anti-corruption programme and Paris Club Debt relief and external reserves was $43 billion to mention a few. Finally, our GDP had a record high of 7.9% yet to be beaten. This was not paper/statistics GDP oh.

Pheww - I guess as Nigerians we either have amnesia or we just criticise for the sake of it. But if we must criticize, be fair about it.

I repeat, Obasanjo remains the best president Nigeria has ever had.

blackbeauty said...

Exactly kimi, dis man never cease 2 amaze me....he spent 8years in office,the only achievement he has is GSM...but Goodluck has spent just 6years and see transformation...when. Nigerians chant CHANGE, I look at them and am like, WHAT??? See benin-ore express road dat was a death trap years b4 GEJ came 2 power, has been. Revived!!!abi na Railway?? Dat growing up, I only heard stories about??? Please, dis man should just shut up already....

Anonymous said...

Fool

Frank Onyebuchi said...

If we all did what we were supposed to do, we will not be here today.

Anonymous said...

During OBJ's 8yrs in office $16 billion dollars was appropriated for the power sector alone, he stole the money and the only achievement on record was a change of name from NEPA to PHCN. today he has the guts to come out and complain. Is he just realizing the damages he and his cohorts did to this country or is he thinking that Nigerians have short memories like him. He should better arrange himself and stop this foolish talks here and there, nonsense bigot.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Still on #fingerscrossed# mood. I have nothing to say to his remarks. Linda take note!

wilheminna moses said...

Royal shit are u sure ur ok? Y reply evryone wit same comment. Gosh! Am sick of u!!! Couple wit ur grammar na die!!!!

Nduka Ejike said...

Mr. Former president, you are talking about the welfare of Nigerians today and mismanagement of resources, let me start by saying it is in this country when u increased fuel price and Nigerians are shouting ,you came out publicly and said if we can't afford a bottle of beer above hundred naira that why are we complainingcan affor

Anonymous said...

But your brothers and sisters are in civil defense making a living already, why your so called GEJ collected your 1000 for immigration form without giving you a job or refund. He cleared our dept which your present president brought back on us in year ago... You will never see good thing in him because your are blind .

Anonymous said...

Stop replyin every post...fool!!!

Maye73 said...

Baba no vex abeg wetin you do when you dey there.no be the same mismanagement .baba,abeg find somewhere sit and put super glue for your mouth.

ary said...

Why do the biggest sinners talk the most?

ray said...

Well said baba! But how much difference did he make during his time?#ticktick....none! hehehehe, we need do-tanks,not think or talk tanks.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. He's a stupid old fool

Okowright Balaxy said...

OBJ is really sick. A man that ruled Nigeria as military head of state and later eight years as a civilian president, in all your years of leadership you did not realise you were mismanaging resources. If your likes and Buhari and other past leaders managed Nigeria properly, we wouldn't be having most of the current problems. Instead you will do the right thing then,you stole and enriched yourself. You are now blaming GEJ who is trying to correct all the stupid mistakes you and other past leaders made. Please you,Buhari and all former leaders that does not want Nigeria to move forward go on exile pr die so Nigeria will be peaceful. FAKE OBJ.

Anonymous said...

OBJ enough of your opinions, you had the opportunity to transform Nigeria but instead of doing the right thing you stole money to enrich yourself. Please enough of your nonsense we are tired of all your bullshit. Guess you are brain dead like your friend evil Buhari.

udeze obumneme said...

He just figured that now..

Anonymous said...

You be fool,obj transcorp thief

udeze obumneme said...

He just figured that out....

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo seriously? Dis is the highest level of hypocrisy but I guess ur old age is catching up with you. U were one of the worst President eva. Whateva stress Jonathan is going thru is mostly ur fault. So shut up

Anonymous said...

During OBJ's 8yrs in office $16 billion dollars was appropriated for the power sector alone, he stole the money and the only achievement on record was a change of name from NEPA to PHCN. today he has the guts to come out and complain. Is he just realizing the damages he and his cohorts did to this country or is he thinking that Nigerians have short memories like him. He should better arrange himself and stop this foolish talks here and there, nonsense bigot. Good ridden to bad rubbish

Neso said...

Look who is talking

Jules Louis said...

Like he solved d problems when he was president. I don't understand why this old man is trying to play with our senses when we all know most problems in this country today started from him. Tshewww

Anonymous said...

Anon 3.33 and I guess as a nigerian, u are the dumbest idiot. Tribalism will kill u. If u actually believe in ur twisted mind that Nigeria was beta under obasanjo's administration then u need ur brain operated on and examined. Imbecile

SIMPLYCOCK said...

Obasanjo really doesn't know the nauseating effect he is having on Nigerians!
The man has an obsession: he would die not seeing himself gracing the newspaper pages....
Stinking chimp!

Anonymous said...

@black beauty is dat all u re made off? i can't pick anything tangible in what u ve jus said pls use ur brain next time wen talking abt achiements

Anonymous said...

we didnt knw the value of sir obj until jonathan came in....

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

@wilheminna moses, it is ur father and mother@home dat u r actually sick of bcos I wasn't d one dat gave birth 2u. U don't decide how I contributes or mak comments on dis blog.

If am not mistaken am old enough to b ur father so u better respect ur age and ursef young man.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

@wilheminna moses, it is ur father and mother@home dat u r actually sick of bcos I wasn't d one dat gave birth 2u. U don't decide how I contributes or mak comments on dis blog.

If am not mistaken am old enough to b ur father so u better respect ur age and ursef young man.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

@wilheminna moses, it is ur father and mother@home dat u r actually sick of bcos I wasn't d one dat gave birth 2u. U don't decide how I contributes or mak comments on dis blog.

If am not mistaken am old enough to b ur father so u better respect ur age and ursef young man.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

@wilheminna moses, it is ur father and mother@home dat u r actually sick of bcos I wasn't d one dat gave birth 2u. U don't decide how I contributes or mak comments on dis blog.

If am not mistaken am old enough to b ur father so u better respect ur age and ursef young man.

Anonymous said...

Mismanagement indeed..baba Ali. Who started it and who is the father of corruption? During your Tenor, what happened to 2 ships loaded with 2 million barrels of Crude oil each, that got missing in this country traceless, what about the Halliburton Saga your government smuggled out the radioactive substance, (deal done, Matta close), what about all the money recovered from Abacha families and estate, where are they? All the federal govt properties you sold, where is the money? What about Otta Farm you claim, is that not a federal govt project, MEANT FOR OPERATION FEED THE NATION. You people has fooled us enough, its quite unfortunate and very funny that this sets of corrupt crimals are still ruling and advising Nigerians for a. change. Enough is Enough.

"ENGR. PRINCE."

Stuch Bedsheet said...

OBJ pls you need to rest from anything politics. Face your football career.

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Anonymous said...

Just testing.......

Donmak said...

U were even given a second chance to better Nigeria which u failed to do and now u r complaining....same goes for buhari who us seeking a second chance to continue this circle of madness.it will not work. VOTE GEJ

Anonymous said...

and so?

Olive Lo said...

I can't take ur words for a kobo.

power aguter said...

See who is taking u ugly old mugu

Shina Shine said...

mismanagement of resources is our mean problem





#Commenting thru Glo 4G LTE

Anonymous said...

Useless man. Who mismanaged the Nigerian economy most. The only president I know of in Nigeria that had a deal with some International Oil companies that allowed them not to pay royalties to the government. I pity the ordinary citizens that are being deceived by the old fool called OBJ.

DiSailor said...

Obj is better than gej. Facts are there. Gej is a follow follow president. We dont want that.

E - Rella said...

Pot having the guts to infer kettle is black. Madness. Pls visit rellaidiovo.blogspot.com

#myopinioncounts# said...

Oh wow! It took him this long to realize...smh

Anonymous said...

A beg shhh! Best ko, best ni

Anonymous said...

Aremu why are you deceiving yourself? Are you not amongst the people who destroyed this country!!! May God forgive you.

Anonymous said...

Greedy man. U are Nigeria's problem. Please leave. Nigeria alone. Agadi.

Toto eater said...

Mumu,shut ur dirty toto abeg

Anonymous said...

Everybody is asking what did OBJ Achieve during his tenure at least he built a university that only the rich can afford

Anonymous said...

Ridiculous .This man ruled this country for years and did absolutely nothing about corruption. Infact he was encouraging it. No serious minded individual should take obasanjo seriously . Why exhibit so much anger because Jonathan is not listening to you. He should be ashamed of himself.

ezenwa nonso said...

There was not and cannot be any achievement one can attribute to OBJ...he is here to make more troubles

Anonymous said...

Most people will agree that Obj achieved far more than Triple GEJ. Especially economy wise and all.

Smh - What did GEJ do about Hospitals? His entire crew still go abroad for small health issues like headache.

SAI BUHARI

uju uchegbu said...

Obj,after 8yrs of ur administration u couldn't move nijabforward and nw u are ranting like a giant ready to b slaughteredm

Nnenne George said...

Anonymous 4:19pm...it's either your suffering a mental illness or you're an alien from Mars if u can open your mouth and tell Nigerian that OBJ is better than GEJ...

olusegun ajayi said...

Anonymous 3:46, from the records, with the $16billion OBJ allocated for power, he built 9 power plants which were ready for power generation as at the time he left govt. I also remember vividly that after he left govt, this current govt confirmed there were thousands of tranformers and prepaid meters at the port, all these were brought with another part of the $16billion. I am sure you that you are aware there was a time prepaid meters were being distributed free of charge to people, that was OBJ's plan and it was taken care of by the $16billion but when he left, they started selling them to us. The most important thing to say is, even if he mismanaged the country and its resources when he was there, it is not enough justification for people after him to continue in that line, and that is why constitution provides that elections should hold every four years so that people can change whoever is mismanaging our resources.

undiluted@hardtalkng said...

Soul searching... right. We are grateful to God. Conscience is such a powerful modulating tool. God's way of reprimanding the wicked. I believe baba is now seeing those things he could have done right while in office. But the sad story was that he was there for three times. If he had another opportunity same mistakes would still happen. Power drunk minds can never be tamed.

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