Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed confidence in the leadership of the President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, advising him not to take Nigerians for granted in administering the country.
Obasanjo spoke while hosting a delegation of South West Women Leaders led by the Iyalode of Yorubaland, Chief (Mrs) Alaba Lawson, at his Hilltop Mansion in Abeokuta.
“When I came in 1999, there was no fuel and power. The situation was like this and I thought we have put that one behind us. The man that is coming on board has a lot of experience in terms of governance.
“He is not a green horn. We have both worked together in administering, then as a military Head of State and we did it well. Nigerians need to exercise patience because what have been destroyed in eight years cannot be re-build in a day.
“Let’s give him time. Let’s pray for him and let’s cooperate with him. We are all concerned about the present situation of Nigeria. The expectation is very high but at the same time, there is a lot of goodwill internally and externally for the in-coming government.
“Once the in-coming administration realises this and take every step, particularly in the first three months, when people will be watching and counting, I think for me, we will get there,” said Obasanjo.
He submitted that having been Head of State between 1984 and 1985 Buhari has the experience in terms of administering the country, adding that the outgoing government failed woefully.
Obasanjo added that with Buhari in charge of the country, Nigerians would experience a new dawn.