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Buhari, Obasanjo, other past leaders didn’t prepare for the challenge of leading Nigeria – Kukah



The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, declared on Sunday that no Nigerian leader since independence about 63 years was prepared for the rigorous task of leading the country.

Kukah stated this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2023 monitored by Ripples Nigeria.

Nigeria had produced 16 leaders – eight civilian and eight military officers – since 1960.

However, only the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo had ruled the country twice as military heads of state and executive president.

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The cleric said: “You can go all the way down in Nigeria, you’re not going to find one single person who has been president or head of state in Nigeria that came prepared for the job.

“I always say to people as a priest that the solution to a bad marriage is not a new marriage. It’s often an attempt to look at what has gone wrong. And if you jump to a new marriage very quickly, after some time, you become nostalgic about the first marriage.

“Metaphorically, you can say the same thing about Nigeria. A lot of these changes that we have seen in Nigeria are largely unprogrammed.”

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