Obasanjo: The Next Administration must Work to End Ethnic Division in Nigeria

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Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president, believed that the future administration would have its work cut out for it in terms of bridging the gaps left by the country’s divide following the most recent general election.

Obasanjo, who delivered a speech in Abuja at a conference with the theme “From Elections to Governance and Performance,” organized by Nextier and the Ibadan School of Governance and Public Policy, thought such actions could aid in the healing and pacification of Nigerian youths who were enraged by the electoral failures.

Obasanjo, stressed the future administration must pursue all options for resolving ethnic conflict brought on by the most recent elections and endeavor to assist national moral rearmament and reconciliation, however, warned his audience that he would always speak in the overall interest of the country, because “I am too old to keep quiet.”

 “Political action and administrative efforts must be invested on reforming the public service into a capability ready institution that could enable Nigeria’s development agenda beyond 2023. But we must continue to work for the light of all,” Obasanjo stated.


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