Former President Olusegun Obasanjo during his 81st birthday celebration in Abeokuta on Monday.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed Africa’s political and economic challenges on leadership deficit.
According to him, the deficit is responsible largely for the underdevelopment of the African continent.
The former President said this on Monday during the ceremony marking his 81st birthday celebration.
The event was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo said that the issue of leadership, development, and values should be upheld to change the paradigm shift in the areas of development in the continent.
“I do not believe that God has created a bad situation for Nigeria or for any particular section of the country or for any particular country in Africa. So why things are not going right? We must blame ourselves. It’s an issue of leadership, governance, development, and values.
“These are things that we must take seriously and make sure we get them right,” he said.
The former president, however, reiterated his resolve not to participate in active politics but to spend the rest of his life to serve God and humanity.