Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed the impression of some world leaders about President Muhammadu Buhari.
The ex -President, who spoke with reporters at his Abeokuta home yesterday, added that despite Nigeria’s “mistakes and missteps,” she is not doing badly at 55 as a nation.
Obasanjo explained that 55 years in the life of a nation is still relatively young and notwithstanding this, the country has managed to be dynamic and progressive.
In his words: “I heard some of the comments of those he (Buhari) met; the comment that probably will not come back to him. He met Clinton for almost one hour and President Clinton, when I joined him for his global initiative talked to me about the impression of our President, it was favourable.
“Gordon Brown and I met him and we talked about issues. The few other leaders who met him gave me their impression and his debut so to say, it has been good. I think we are at the table, what they use to say that Nigeria is not at the table, now we are present at the table.”
He said Nigerians should be willing to learn from past mistakes while core national values should also not be eroded to enable the real growth and progress become a reality.
He noted that Nigeria was now well positioned with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for both recognition and active participation in global politics in a manner that would likely elicit positive attention from the international community.
According to Obasanjo, feelers from the world leaders and statemen during the recent UN summit showed that President Muhammadu Buhari did not only have a good outing there, but also helped to place Nigeria at a strategic position for global politics.
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