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Nigerians united abroad but something else at home – Obasanjo

FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians are united whilst overseas but are “something else” when they return, tasking them to embrace unity and togetherness both at home and abroad.

Obasanjo made this disclosure on behalf of a delegation of eminent traditional leaders and academics that included the Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola; at an Evening Reception, held at New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, over the weekend.

In a statement by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo told the gathering that Nigerians in the Diaspora are making the country proud in their different areas of endeavour and urged them to be good citizens of wherever they are domiciled.

“Nigerian nationals are often very united when they are abroad but something else when they return to the country, therefore, I want to urge all to be good citizens, not only where you are, but when also you come home to Nigeria,” Obasanjo was quoted to have said.

The event was put together by the Center for African Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, headed by Prof Bode Ibironke and was attended by the leadership of the University, amongst others.

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    mickykarim says

    THE SANCTIMONIUS Otta BRUTE AND JUST LIKE IN THE EMPTY RENDITIONS OF Edwin Clark IN A MEMOIR REFERS TO AS “Brutally frank”.

    Who is and or are responsible for the meaningless deceptive afterthought by OBJ?

    YOU ARE ONE OF THE Agbayas PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAY THE COUNTRY TURNS.

    What is “Brutally frank” in your thoughtless empty presentation?

    THE PARTISANSHIP INSINCERE EXPRESSIONS YOUR ILK PROJECTED IN THE JUST CONCLUDED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS BEARS TESTIMONY TO THE UNTRUTHFULNESS OF YOUR SLEAVES.

    Your generation was a band disappointing elders cloaked in non-statesman’s garbs.

    THE ACTIONS AND ATTITUDES DISPLAYED BY YOURSELF AND SOME OF YOUR CONTEMPORARIES IN THE PROCESS WAS THAT OF HOPELESS BRIGANDS AND SULKING SPOILT CHILDREN.

    The leaked audio of the conspiratorial arms bearing intentions with plans to take over Nigeria through CRASS heads likes, of the little brain LITTLE boy Charley boy bears testament to the facts of this assertion.

    Edwin Clarks’s rendition was brutally empty in all ramifications.

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