Many Nigerians aren't happy - Obasanjo

David Olatunji

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that many Nigerians are not happy with their country and want to pull out because they could not get what they want.

Obasanjo said this on Monday at the 9th Toyin Fatola Annual International Conference held at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state.

The former president also said that Nigeria may if it continued to lose its identity to diversity.

Obasanjo, who presented a paper titled "Towards a reunification of the sacred and secular: religious interventions in politics", submitted that both religious leaders and politicians could not be separated.

He said: "You can't take one and leave the other. You can't take politics and leave religion and vise-versa, they are together.

"It ought to be that way, politics without religion, I don't know what you would call it, they both affect the welfare and the well-being of all of us as we live in life.

"As far as religion is concerned, there are two issues: diversity and identity.

"We are handling our diversity so badly that we are losing our identity. As long as we are doing that, we are going nowhere.

"When you mismanage diversity with impunity, it is particularly annoying. It can lead to what we may not want it to lead to.

"I don't know of any Nigerian who doesn't wish Nigeria well but, I know many Nigerians who are unhappy and want to leave Nigeria.

"Our issue is so because, what they expect from Nigeria they are not getting." 

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