Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in his address at the public presentation of the book titled ‘Reclaiming the Jewel of Africa,’ authored by former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, and also former Minister of Finance, Olusegun Aganga, expressed his recent view that Nigeria has failed to meet expectations, resulting in disappointment not only for Africa but also for the rest of the world.
The book was unveiled by President Bola Tinubu through his Special Adviser on Monetary Policy, Olawale Edun. The event, which held in Abuja, witnessed a large turnout of past and current senior government officials, as former President Goodluck Jonathan and Obasanjo spoke virtually.
In his address at the programme, Obasanjo said, “Over the last 63 years, we have not lived up to expectations. We have disappointed ourselves; we have disappointed Africa; we have disappointed the black race; and we have disappointed the world.”
The comments made by the ex-president serve as a poignant reminder of the elevated expectations bestowed upon Nigeria as a prominent nation in Africa and the global arena.
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