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Obasanjo: Nigeria Needs No Prayers, My Late Friend Told Me

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that Nigeria will be consumed if the citizens make the wrong choice in the 2023 general elections.

Obasanjo also expressed hope that if the right choice was made in 2023, Nigeria might witness progress.

He spoke as the special guest of honour at the Wilson Badejo Foundation’s 15th annual lecture, with the theme, ‘Overcoming the twin challenges of poverty and insecurity in Nigeria’, held in Lagos on Wednesday.

Obasanjo said, “It is either we make the right choice in 2023, because if we make the right choice, we will get there.

“However, if we don’t make the right choice in 2023, things will consume us, and we pray against that one. We must make the right choice in 2023.

“Nigeria isn’t where it is supposed to be today. If anyone says it’s ok where we’re at the moment, then the person’s head needs to be examined.

“My friend, the late Ahmed Joda, used to tell me that God has given us everything a nation needs and there is no need for prayers because if God has given you everything and you squandered it, then something is wrong.

“I told him that even at that, we still need prayers as a nation.”

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