Former President Olisegun Obasanjo has said the primary reason for the agitations across Nigeria is because Nigerians are frustrated and fed up with the government.
Obasanjo speaking on BBC Pigin said Nigerian youths are tired of being hungry and not getting what they feel is their right from government.
“Some people are hungry, some people no get work… de problem be say people are fed up, because wetin dem want dem no get, hunger dey catch dem, family dem no fit take care of ,” Obasanjo said.
The former president’s remarks will no doubt turn heads. He only recently gave a vote of confidence to the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC.
Obasanjo has refrained from criticising government even when a wide range of Nigerians felt the brunt of the economic hardship a strong the economy sank into its worst recession in 29 years.
His decision to open up on a network like the BBC with its coverage is bound to make observers wonder if he had been saving it for Thisbe moment.
Obasanjo has been a strong critic of government policies and leadership over time, he spent three years, three months and three days, incarcerated by former dictator Sani Abacha whom he criticised vehemently.
Former president Goodluck Jonathan albeit handpicked by Obasanjo for vice president, was not spared the criticism also.
It’s left to be seen what becomes of Obasanjo’s latest move.
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