Obasanjo To Lawmakers: 'You Are Unarmed Robbers'
“It is even worse for the National Assembly. They will abuse me again but I will never stop talking about them. They are a bunch of unarmed robbers.
“They are one of the highest paid in the world where we have 75 per cent of our people living in abject poverty. They will abuse me tomorrow and if they don’t, maybe they are sleeping. The behaviour and character of the National Assembly should be condemned and roundly condemned.”
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said this on Thursday at a public presentation of a book written by Prof. Mark Nwagwu, titled, ‘I am Kagara, I Weave the Sands of Sahara,’ in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
He also called on the Federal Government to respect the agreement it signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, saying that the Federal Government put itself in a corner by entering into the agreement without full consultation.
At the event, a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, called for positive attitudinal change aimed at enhancing national development.
She said the book would serve as a tool for the country to examine the extent to which it had lost its values and culture.