Nigeria’s challenges have taken new dimension -Obasanjo




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President Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated the for stronger synergy between the leadership and the citizens in addressing the multiple challenges currently besetting the country, saying it has become evident that government cannot do it alone.

Obasanjo spoke on Thursday during a visit the Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde, on the passage of his mother, Abigail.

The elder statesman, also listed insecurity, instability, and governance as major challenges, urged the citizens be resolute and proactive in addressing the logjam.

The President, was in Ibadan grace the in honour of late Chief Lamidi Adedibu, a Peoples Democratic chieftain, said he would continue to keep abreast of developments in the .

He said, “There are many challenges in Nigeria today. There are challenges of insecurity, economy and instability among others. These challenges are really new except that they have taken a different dimension.


believe that the most important aspect of dealing all the challenges we have is leadership, and the people must come together. But then, there must be leadership to get everybody to work.”

On the increasing call for the sacking of security chiefs in a bid to address the problem of insecurity, he said, “ did appoint security chiefs, how can ask that they be sacked? If have a piece of fatherly advice for the security chiefs, will give it through the media.”

Earlier, Makinde had lauded Obasanjo for his passion for national development, especially in areas of agriculture, security, education, and health.

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