Incoming Govt Must Pursue National Reconciliation – Obasanjo

Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, says the incoming administration must work to ensure national moral rearmament and reconciliation, due to the divisiveness occasioned by the just concluded general elections.

Obasanjo gave the advise while delivering his speech at a Conference in Abuja, organised by Nextier and the Ibadan School of Governance and Public Policy themed, “From Elections to Governance and Performance”.

He said pursuing national reconciliation would bring about healing and to assuage Nigerian youths who were angered by the shortcomings of the elections.

According to him, governance in Nigeria now required thinking outside the box, to rescue the nation, as a result of its plunging economy and huge national debt burden.

He added that there must also be the political will and action, as well as administrative efforts, to reform the public service, and turn it into a capability-ready unit.

Obasanjo further said that in light of the challenges facing the country, he is now “too old to keep quiet”, stressing that he would continue to voice concerns for the benefit of the nation.

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