'We Thank God For Our Huts', Obasanjo Responds To Trump In Letter
It's the season of letters. Have you received any lately?
Weeks after reports claimed U.S. President, Donald Trump, said Nigerians live in huts in Africa, a former President of Nigeria has found it necessary to respond to that comment.
The White House had come out to deny the comment, but Olusegun Obasanjo, still feels that appalling reference to a country that prides itself as the giant of Africa deserves to be addressed.
In a statement released on Tuesday and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the former President, who currently has a UN job, agreed that at the moment, Nigeria is not at that level where Nigerians would be confident enough to say they have the best of life.
But he believes that a new Nigeria that would emerge after now under what he called 'Coalition of Nigerians' will give the citizens the best and save them from the appalling remarks of the U.S. President.
The former President, however, stressed that "if we have the best, we will be contented whether where we live is described as palaces or huts by others and we will always give thanks to God".
His aim for issuing the statement he said was nothing other than the best for Nigeria and Nigerians.
Obasanjo had in the statement chronicled areas that the current administration has failed Nigerians and pointed out how Buhari's age should be an issue that requires him (Buhari) to jettison the push for a second term in 2019.
He believes the Coalition for Nigeria (CN) will take Nigeria to the height God has created it to be.
"Members must be ready to make sacrifice for the nation and pay the price of being pioneers and good Nigerians for our country to play the God-assigned role for itself, for its neighbours, for its sub-region of West Africa, for its continent and for humanity in general," Obasanjo who recently bagged a doctorate degree in Theology said.