Yes, I Warned About Recession When Jonathan Government Spent ‘Recklessly’ – Obasanjo Says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he foresaw and warned about Nigeria’s current recession two years ago, but said he was ignored.

Mr. Obasanjo said he was concerned about recession when he saw how “recklessly” the Goodluck Jonathan administration spent the country’s resources.

The former president spoke on Saturday in an Independence Day message at a lecture organised by the Youth Fellowship of Owu Baptist Church, Abeokuta.

“Whoever that has lived to witness the celebration of today should thank God,” he said. “Things are not what they should be, but we should pray that next year will be better than this year. We thank God for those who are alive, we prayed for the souls of those who have labored for these country and who have passed on to rest in perfect peace.”

Mr. Obasanjo said one of the major issues threatening the peace of Nigeria now is the high level of unemployment.

“Unemployment is a major problem in the country today and if we don’t take care, it will consume all of us. In fact, the rising unemployment is a time bomb,” he said.

The former president recalled how he got five job offers immediately he completed his secondary school education at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta.obj99

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  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Oby dey tok like say e tenure better,

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    See ds thief

  • chika bibian

    Obyy park well abeg

  • emekachilaka

    old go and rest and stop blaming Jonathan

  • Warned or no warned, Oga go to your farm, that you used government name to create

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Obansajo is no saint when it comes to Nigeria’s current economic condition, He is practical one of the cause in one way or the other,, so needless telling the nation what you told someone to save the country.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    The problems of Nigeria should not be enumerated any more over the media but rather possible means to solving them should be sought and put into practice immediately.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Well, we can’t continue to dwell in the past sir, solution from all the tribes that’s what we need

  • Olovo Obinna

    Obj is talking because buhari chose to turn blind eyes on him…na u get out sha………gej is out of office enjoying his time peacefully….

    • WillieBravo

      U dey mind am? And I forgot to add that Jonathan is more honoured than him abroad. The thing dey pain am ehn.

      • Olovo Obinna



      nd piple wl tel me buhari has intergrity… Gvin a blind eye to. Sum 1 lik obj…

  • WillieBravo

    Baba na your time the recklessness for start Don blame it on only Jonathan.