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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo gives reasons why Africa is still underdeveloped

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (middle) and his wife, Bola, cutting a cake to mark Obasanjo’s 81st birthday at the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state.

 

 

 

BY OUR REPORTERS—Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday blamed Africa’s political and economic challenges on leadership deficit as major reasons largely responsible for underdevelopment and growth in Africa

He disclosed this during ceremony marking his 81st birthday celebration at the Olusegun Obasanjo presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state.

“I do not believe that God has created a bad situation for Nigeria or for any particular section of the country or for any particular country in Africa. So why thinks are not going right, we must blame ourselves and it’s an issue of leadership, governance, development and values.

“These are things that we must take seriously and make sure we get them right,” he said.

He further reiterated his resolve not to participate in active politics but to give back to the society and serve God.

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