Obasanjo also narrated a joke about Nigeria’s resources and incompetent leadership
A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, at the weekend expressed optimism that Nigeria will become a greater nation.
The former president, however, put a proviso: Nigeria would become greater when it is led by good leaders, Mr. Obasanjo said.He stated this while speaking with journalists at the Government House, Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
“I believe good people who will be able to manage it (Nigeria), maybe later. But the earlier we are there, the better and I am sure we will be there,” the former president said.
“We will be there because God has been kind to us; we only need to be kind to ourselves. God will help us” Mr. Obasanjo stated.
The former president, in a characteristic manner, also narrated a joke about Nigeria, which he said hurts him whenever he listens to it.
He narrated the joke thus: “When God was creating Nigeria, he (the comedian) said Nigerian leaders were standing. But God started from Egypt, He created River Nile in an Alluvia soil and then He turned back and was going.”
‘Then Arc-Angel Michael now called him and said “look, God …..” because he (Michael) was with Him. He said God then turned back and went to Libya; dropped and planted everything He wanted to drop with oil and then proceeded.
“So, when He eventually got to Nigeria, the first thing He did that surprised them most was that He dropped two big rivers down with them to confluence Nigeria. So they started arguing that this is so surprising.
“But He then later used gold, bauxite and so many lime-stone in abundance to beautify everywhere in the country. He then later dropped oil under our soil near the water and later in the water.
“Then Arc-Angel Michael now said; ‘Lord God Almighty, you are being too generous. This is too much!’ But then God replied: don’t worry. I hope we would be able to have good people who will be able to manage it,” Mr. Obasanjo narrated.