Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is dripping with bitterness and sadness as a result of insecurity and economic challenges.
He argued that this is against the destiny God had planned for the country.
According to him, God has made Nigeria a land flowing with milk and honey.
On Thursday, he spoke in Abeokuta, Ogun State at the unveiling of a book written in his honor by Femmy Carrena entitled “The Man, The General, The President”.
Michael Abiola Omolewa, a former President of UNESCO, reviewed the book and the review was read by Ndidi Amaka-Okafor at the event.
Nigeria had the potential to be a leader of the black race; however, “failure of leadership” has prevented Nigeria from reaching the highest level of development.
Former President Obasanjo said education must be the priority in order to put Nigeria on the right track.
According to him, over 14 million out-of-school children must return to school.
“My prayer is that all of us in this country, especially now, will have some part to play in making this country what God has created it to be; a land flowing with milk and honey.
The land is currently a place of bitterness and sadness right now. This isn’t the way God wants it to be.
“We need to change the narrative. It is important that we speak to ourselves in a civilized manner.
In this country, you will not find a genius anywhere.
We shouldn’t look down on ourselves or others except because we are not human beings.
Daily Trust reports that the book was facilitated by Dr Taiwo Olayinka Afolabi, the Vice Chairman/CEO SIFAX Group Limited and was donated to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) and all federal tertiary institutions nationwide.