Southeast Can Lead Nigeria In Regional Development, Says Obasanjo

Southeast Can Lead Nigeria In Regional Development, Says Obasanjo

24th March 2024, NewsOrient
News, Governance And Development
By Victor Samuel

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the region that can lead the rest of Nigeria in what he called ‘regional development’ is the Southeast zone.

Chief Obasanjo said this in Abia State when he paid Governor Alex Otti a visit in his home during the week.

“I have always maintained that if there is any region that can lead this country in the area I call regional development, it is the Southeast region,” he said.

Before arriving at the conclusion, Dr Obasanjo had said at the meeting that the Southeast people are “very enterprising,” and that all they need to excel is good leadership that will give them “encouragement.

He also advised Governor Alex Otti to continue to pay adequate attention to the provision of infrastructure. He said: “I will urge you to pay adequate attention to infrastructure because if you give infrastructure and you give the type of leadership you are giving, the people of the State will have nothing to worry about. On their own, they are enterprising. All they need is the leadership that will give them all the encouragement.”

According to the former President and revered statesman, “if one-third of Nigerian governors can do the right thing they should do, this country, Nigeria will be a different country.”

Obasanjo pointedly identified Abia State Governor, Dr Alex Otti, as one of the few governors currently doing what they should do.

He therefore called on Otti to continue the good work.

The former President was accompanied on the visit by Ms Adewunmi Osagie, MD Ocean City, Lagos; Ambassador Okey Emuche, Otumba Oyewole Fasawe, and Barrister Kingsley Ononuju.

~ NewsOrient