Obasanjo urges Buhari to urgently reform badly damaged Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday night congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, over his victory in Saturday’s election.

Mr. Obasanjo, in a letter to the President-elect, said his success and victory “after three previous unsuccessful attempts must be great object lessons for you and for all politicians, particularly in Nigeria”.

“For me, the totality of 2015 elections hold many lessons for our democracy and democratisation process which are both maturing,” the former President said.

“On this occasion, the system has been unnecessarily overheated before and particularly during the campaigns when emphasis was more on trivialities and hate, divisive, undignifying and disrespectful statements and comments rather than on pressing issues requiring attention.”

Mr. Obasanjo, a two-term civilian President, urged the President-elect to “be magnanimous to start binding the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the campaign and the evil disciples”.

“With so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform, education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth employment, agribusiness, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption. Your varied and wide experience will undoubtedly stand you in good stead,” he told Mr. Buhari.

“I am also sure that there are men and women of goodwill, character and virtue across the board that you can mobilise to join hands with you in the reform, repairs and re-direction that will be imperative to put Nigeria back on the fast lane of good governance, unity, cohesiveness, development and progress. Once again, I felicitate with you and wish you well.”


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  • OBJ u are a pig.

  • kate

    Hmmmm, you almost made me sobbed Baba. That was a great advice for the President- elect. Duty call, hit-the-ground running.

  • Marquis_di_Gorgonzola

    There are obviously two categories of ‘statesmen’ in Nigeria;

    *The Abdulsalami Abubakar type: conferred by others due to exhibited statesmanship.

    *The Obj type: conferred by oneself due to an over bloated ego and false impression of self importance.

  • THRUTH GRACIOUS

    OBJ, YOU ARE THE ENEMY OF NIGERIA , A LIER, A LUNATIC FRIEDG. HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ALL THE NAMES YOU GAVE TO BUHARI OVER THE YEARS. WE LOVE GOODLUCK AND HIS ADMINISTRATIONS. YOU THINK YOU CAN USE HIM AS A YOUR PUPET TO DO INJUSTICE LIKE YOU DID BUT YOU FAILED AND AS A REULT YOU WANTED HIM OUT BY ALL MEANS.
    BELOW ARE THE HAND WORKS OF GOODLUCK. SHAME ON YOU ENEMY OF MY BELOVE COUNTRY.
    REASONS WHY NIGERIANS WANT PRESIDENT JONATHAN BACK FOR THE SECOND TERM
    1. President Jonathan is the first President to make sure there is a Federal Universities in each states of the federation. He established 9 new federal universities to make sure the 36 states of the Nation have a federal university.
    2. Since assuming office in May 29, 2011 , President Goodluck Jonathan’s economic team has been implementing far reaching reforms and policies conceived in the economic blue print which seek, among other things, to revive the country ‘s infrastructure, diversify the economy from oil and create a vibrant economy.
    3. In April 6, 2014 Nigeria become the lab and biggest economy in Africa, after rebase of its GDP. It was reported that Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa with a Gross Domestic Product of $510billion which also places us as the 26th largest economy in the world.
    4. The Ministry of Transport has produced a 25 years strategic vision for Nigeria Railways and is rehabilitating several railway corridors including the Lagos Ibadan, Ilorin-jebba-Minna-Kaduna-zaria-kano with branch line from Zaria-Kaura Namoda-Sokoto-Illela (640km); East-West line from Benin-Agbor-Asaba-Onitsha-Owerri-Aba with a spur line to Onitsha-Nnewi (323km) and coastal line Benin -Sapele-Warri- Yenegoa- Porthacourt -Uyo-Calabar.
    5. The Youths are supporting Jonathan because of his success in agricultural sector, which was organized on a global scale in 2012 when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations gave an award to Nigeria for achieving the Millennium Development Goal on hunger by reducing the number of hungry people I the country. According to Mr. President ” This milestone was achieved three years ahead of the 2015 target date set for the Millennium Development Goals! While we are delighted at this recognition, we know our job is only done when one Nigerian goes to bed hungry.
    6. President Goodluck Jonathan Is the first president and commander in chief of the armed forces that ordered the enlistment of the female cadets in the foremost and only military university in Africa, the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA).
    7. The Jonathan administration launched the Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Lighting Scheme. This is to promote and encourage the use of energy efficient bulbs and lighting systems in order to create an energy conservation culture.
    8. President Goodluck Jonathan is the first to increase the monthly allowance of the Nigerian Youth Corper from the meager sum they were receiving to the 19 800 they are now receiving.
    9. Government is pursuing certain policy measures to re-invigorate various sectors of the economy and enhance their employment generating potentials, including implementing a youth employment safety net support programme that includes conditional cash transfer and vocational training.
    10. President Jonathan established Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State- North Central.
    11. The Ministry of Information has developed a multi-media communication plan, campaign for nationwide security awareness and anti -terrorism, promotion of vision and the transformation agenda and capacity building for staff of the ministry.
    12. The President Goodluck led administration has strengthened Efforts in implementing, Monitoring and Evaluation of Constitution Projects.
    13. Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of Federal Executive Council approved policies and projects by other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and report back to the President in Council.
    14. In sports, African cup of Nations South Africa 2013, a competition that took Nigeria 19 years to win after the last time she did in Tunisia 1994.
    15. Designation of six Hajj and six Christian pilgrim Terminal.
    16. What has made the administration of Goodluck different is the drive to ensure fairness, equity, level playing ground and inclusiveness in whatever the government engages in.
    17. Establishment of the police mortgage bank. This is also geared towards better welfare for officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
    18. The Ministry of Aviation has signed a MOU with Emirates Aviation College to improve delivery level of courses and is working to reduce capital flight and overhead costs to domestic airlines by ensuring major aviation courses are available in Nigeria.
    19. First president head of state under whose tenure, multi-party democracy blossomed most ;six different political parties have Governors in Nigeria ; Labour Party, ACN, PDP, APGA, ANPP and CPC.
    20. Extended Fire Service facilities to the Grass-roots.
    21. President Goodluck Jonathan has successfully improved power generation from the 2,200 megawatts he met on assuming office to 4, 237 megawatts as at today.
    22. The transformation in Ministry of Environment has tackled deforestation in seven Northern states y raising six million tree seedlings.
    23. Providing leadership in the development of risk reduction measures and disaster management.
    24. Restructuring of the Nigeria Civil Authority (NCAA) to expand and promote safety oversight, surveillance and human capital development in the industry.
    25. Without doubt,President Goodluck Jonathan has raised the bar in the area of good governance and has to his credit the fact that he has been able to exhibit rare political will and courage in his drive to transform Nigeria for the better.
    26. During the life of this administration,the policies and programmes directed at addressing governance challenges,has focused on the public service;security,law and order; the legislature; anti-corruption measures and institution;the judiciary;economic coordination and support for private investment.
    27. President Jonathan is the first to increase the monthly allowance of the Nigerian Youth Corper from the meager sum they were receiving to the 19,800 they are now receiving.
    28. President Goodluck as a determined leader,carries out his duties within the statutory template inherited,unless and, until the laws and constitution are tweaked or tinkered to reflect the trends in the society and facilitate a more favorable actualization of democratic deliverables.
    29. The Ministry of Communication Technology is developing ICT infrastructure and policy for the country. The Ministry has lunched the NigComSat-IR satellite;deployed PCs to 766 Secondary schools; PCs Internet access to 193 tertiary institution; IT centre’s in 240 locations; scholarship scheme for masters and Ph.D students and many other projects.
    30. President Jonathan also established Federal University, Lokoja, kogi state, North Central.
    31. The Ministry of information has developed a multi-media communication plan,campaign for nationwide security awareness and anti-terrorism,promotion of vision 20:2020 and the transformation agenda,and capacity building for staff of the ministry. The mark of good leadership is often said to be impact. President Jonathan adopts a leadership style that lends itself to ethical consideration,for example transformational and adaptive styles both of which engage followers in the decision making processes,and the motivation to prevent harm to anyone, as much as reasonably practicable,as long as it is not self-inflicted or self-induced.
    32. The President Goodluck led administration has strengthened effort in implementation, monitoring Evaluation of Constituency products.
    33. Monitoring and Evaluation of the implementation of Federal Executive Council approved policies and projects by other Ministries,Departments Agencies (MDAs) and report back to the president in council. President Jonathan is the first to provide a business empowerment platform for the Nigerian youth to achieve his business goals by establishing the YOU WIN programme (Youth Enterprise with Innovation). The programme seeks to fund the business idea of the Nigerian youth up to 10 million naira in grants to turn ideas into business corporations.
    34. One of the major achievements of President Goodluck’s Transformation Agenda is in the area of encouraging large large-scale industries and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES) to manufacture goods,revitalize ailing industries,promote agriculture and agro businesses, encourage local content strategy and develop Information Technology and Communication (ICT) to be the major driver of the economy.
    35. Although the current administration came into power on June 29,2010, it’s impact in the area of economy began to manifest as early as the last quarter of 2010 when the GDP grew by a record 8.29% and by over 7% in 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, Nigeria had verifiable become the fourth fastest growing economy in the world as recently attested to by several multilateral bodies and trading partner.
    36. The Ministry of Defense has rehabilitated several infrastructure including the National War Museum;workshops and equipment for the armed forces.There has also been construction and rehabilitation of several barracks, hospital, cemeteries and procurement of patrol vehicles vessels… yet we claim GEJ is not doing anything…

  • Arrest warrant

    OBJ you build yaradua then GEJ TO be Nigerian presidents only on your effort to see Nigeria great…but these boys turn out against you..we Nigerians are hereby thanking you and your restless efforts to bring these lunatics and criminals down…all the way OBJ you really try,and may GOD rewards you and all active contributors on this historic breakthrough….thank you and longlive MR OBJ…