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Decaying Nigeria requires complete overhaul - Obasanjo

22 July 2016, 07:21

Lagos - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that a culture of corruption has manifested itself deeply within Nigeria and that the problem will remain until the need for reform institutions is fulfilled, Naij reports.

President Obasanjo said that corruption had heavily impacted the education sector as examination malpractice was a sign of this.

Also read: Obasanjo blasts governors over interference in local govts

"Our system has crumbled and the education sector has been affected. Unless we overhaul our system, we will continue to have problems. The education sector is a subset of the system. Once we overhaul the system, everything will fall in place," Obasanjo said.

Obasanjo named the agricultural sector as a prior favoured target for corrupt officials looting funds from the government and added that the instability of the oil sector was a wake-up call for the Buhari administration.

News24 Nigeria reported that Obasanjo also urged African nations to seriously address the issue of lingering youth unemployment. He warned African leaders to take his utterances seriously due to violence being a possible outcome of a lack of jobs in various countries across the continent.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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