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Obasanjo not passive, he will always say his mind- John Momoh


The founder and Chief Executive of Channels Television Media Group, Mr. John Momoh, has showered encomiums on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, saying that he is not a passive passive observer of events in Nigeria.

Acccording to him, some people might not like him, he always speaks his mind on national issues.

Momoh made this remark  in Lagos at the public presentation of a book, titled: The Man, the General, the President, written by one of his former aides, Otunba Femmy Carrena.

Momoh who spoke at the even virtually, said leadership remained the major problem of the country’s politics since independence in 1960.

“Nigeria,” he said, “has had few good leaders but many bad leaders, not only in the political scene but in every aspect of national life.”

Quoting the words President Muhammadu Buhari, he added: “Nigeria’s history is replete with inept and corrupt leadership.”

“But this does not imply that we do not have good political leaders in Nigeria. Indeed, we have had some men and women who made a difference. There is no gainsaying the fact that our guest of honour today, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is one of such leaders.

“Love him or hate him, one thing is for sure: Chief Obasanjo is not a passive observer of events in Nigeria, even out of office. He is the author of many books, among them, This Animal Called Man,” Momoh said.

“As mundane as it may seem, President Obasanjo listened to the people; he demonstrated that he was a leader who was willing to serve… Leaders don’t wait for things to happen, they make things happen; leaders don’t crave for change, they initiate change,” he added.

Obasanjo, who was represented by his wife, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, said he still felt concerned about the food crisis facing the country.

He said if Nigerians emulated him by doing some farming, Nigeria’s food security situation would improve