African Leaders Need to Get Educated – Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on African leaders to focus on good governance and embrace what will make the economy of the continent develop.

“What I have seen in Africa is that I think on incremental basis, our leadership qualities are improving, but our leaders need to be educated. They need to understand the world and know that by themselves alone we can’t go farther” he said at the recently concluded Commonwealth Day Service and The Commonwealth Africa Summit in London.


“If Globalisation means I open my door and you take things out but you close your own door to me, then to hell with globalisation.”

“Africa is not an unmitigated failure, there are good things in Africa. Africa remains the cradle of humanity. We need to put our pad on our head as Africans and stand by our load and be ready to carry, then they will help us”, he said.

He added that “our greatest asset is our people. Let us train and educate our people. People will say, too many people, the truth is that the so called youth budge can be an asset and a responsibility. Let us educate them and give them skills.”


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