Everything under Buhari is upside down, his only focus is oil – Iyabo Obasanjo

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Senator Iyabo Obasanjo, daughter of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented how old people are being allowed to spearhead the affairs of Nigeria.

Iyabo, who served as a Commissioner for Health in Ogun State between 2003 and 2006, lamented that the younger generation is not allowed to hold leadership positions.

On the state of the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, Iyabo said “I have no idea but it is not only about the PDP, almost everything in the country is upside down”.

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Asked if the country is truly experiencing positive change as promised by the APC, the former senator said, “Twice recently I have come across interviews of the President (Muhammadu Buhari) and it seems his focus is just on oil and gas,” she told newsmen.

“Focusing on oil and gas, a natural resource we have no control over is what got us to where we are and somehow he thinks it will get us out! The time of oil as a king commodity is past and never coming back.

“In the history of humanity, the commodity that becomes king changes from time to time. From the time of the OPEC formation in the early seventies till now, oil had been king.

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“It will no longer be because if we continue using it at the rate we have in the last 100 years we will not have a planet. Countries that didn’t use their income from oil to generate other sources of income will be in dire straits, hence Nigeria’s economic woes.

“Taking oil for granted as if it would be at high prices forever is idiotic. Now if change means more focus on oil and gas as the President is saying, then obviously change has not come,” she said.

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7 thoughts on “Everything under Buhari is upside down, his only focus is oil – Iyabo Obasanjo

  1. Is it now so easy to criticise? The fact that there is no more money to steal has caused a lot of problems. Nigeria would have been better for it if the previous govts had utilised oil money for infrastructure build up, instead the whole money was embezzled which has led us to where we are today.

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  2. true talk. but same was with her father. that was why he increased fuel pump price, few weeks to the end of his tenor. thank God for Yar'adua who reversed it.

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  3. Our major problem is that people who benefit from corruption are doing their worst to make sure things don't work to discredit positive effort. Madam, you are part of the problem.

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