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Boko Haram: Obasanjo praises Buhari, criticizes Jonathan

03 October 2016, 07:32

Abuja - Former Nigeria President, Olusegun Obasanjo has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his fight against Boko Haram, while blaming the rapid growth of the terrorist group on the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Naij reports.

Obasanjo described Boko Haram as a formidable terror threat that had to be completely wiped out to ensure the safety of Nigerians, which he faulted Jonathan of not being capable of doing.

Also read: I and 4 others brought Buhari into power– Obasanjo

"Boko Haram is a menace that does nobody any good in Nigeria. The Government before [Muhammadu] Buhari did not handle it sufficiently well.

"Buhari understands that it is a menace that has to be dealt with and is taking measures to do that in a way that the military now has the upper hand over insurgency, whether it’s of Boko Haram or of any other type," he said.

News24 meanwhile reported that Obasanjo said he had warned about Nigeria’s current recession two years ago but noted that his warnings were, however, ignored by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

He added that the major problem with Nigeria is that “we are spending more than we are earning and we have not been able to save for the rainy day”.

He, however, proffered a three-fold solution of borrowing, spending less and earning more to the economic challenges of the nation.

Obasanjo, who said that funds were available outside the country, advised that Nigeria needed to approach its allies who could lend to the country on reasonable terms.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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