Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the success recorded in the fight against Boko Haram and blamed the growth of the insurgency on the Goodluck Jonathan administration. According to Jamaica Observer, Obasanjo made this comment when he visited Ambassador Carlton Masters in Jamaica recently.
Obasanjo described the group as a menace that should be dealt with. “When you have these types of insurgencies anywhere, there are some underlying factors, and I believe that in the Nigerian case it is development, or lack of it.” The former president alluded to Jonathan’s government which he blamed for failing to handle the insurgency well.
“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.
“…So, if the military aspect of the fight against insurgency is being successfully waged, then sooner or later, and I believe sooner than later, the socioeconomic aspect must be attended to.”
Meanwhile, Obasanjo revealed to Nigerians that he warned the immediate past administration about the present recession that the country is presently in, but was ignored.
According to Premium Times, the ex-president said he made this known when he saw how recklessly the Dr Goodluck Jonathan-led administration was spending the country’s money.