Elected or appoints must be prepared before they get into office – Obasanjo

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, stated that elected or appointed government officials must be prepared before they get into office.

Obasanjo, who spoke in Abuja, declared that governance is not what anyone can learn when already in position.

OBJ, as fondly called, said people must have plans and ideas before seeking and taking leadership responsibilities.

His words: “No person should go into government with ‘empty mind’ hoping to fill the mind up when he is already in power.

“He should be fired by ideals and only itching to run with it after gaining power.”

Obasanjo added that said a programme of work with timeline must be available on the first day of work for a political leader.

He noted that the federal government had shown a strong commitment in dealing with the problems of corruption, including the introduction of Treasury Single Account (TSA).

The former leader further appealed to Nigerians to support government and anti-graft agencies to curb the challenge.


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