Obasanjo reveals the kind of President Nigeria need in 2019
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed the kind of Candidate Nigeria should support to win the 2019 presidential election.
Obasanjo stated this on Tuesday while Speaking at a public lecture organise by Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos. Obasanjo who was commenting on a lecture delivered by the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah disclosed that Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy.
According to him, even Jesus had a sound knowledge of economy, maintaining that it was important that Nigeria elect someone with sound knowledge of the Economy to lead the nation.
“There is no doubt at all that if we have to get it right the three ‘economy, faith and politics’ must go together,” he said.
“One of my international friends, the late Helmut Schmidt, who was a former Chancellor of Germany – he died at the age of 96 about three years ago, I was at the burial – and he said if we in Africa have to make it, all our political leaders must have good grounding in economy.
“As a fact from Bishop Kukah, even Jesus Christ understood the economy and if you have a leader who does not understand economics, then you cannot have a leader that will satisfy the need of the people, the physical and the material needs of the people,” he added.