Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievements so far, saying the president had not disappointed him and should be encouraged to do more.
He also appealed to leaders and youths in Africa to embrace change to tackle the continent’s challenges besieging it.
The former President said this thursday, on the CNN global affairs interview programme hosted by Chief International Correspondent, Nima Elbagir.
On Buhari, the former president said: “President Buhari has not disappointed me. Yes, he is fighting corruption, he is fighting an insurgency. We are not there yet and it is not a one night wonder. With what he has done, we should credit him and encourage him to do more.”
While he called on African youths not to accept the status quo, he said there is need for them to make bitter sacrifices.
On the challenges facing the African continent, he said there is need to change from the status quo.
He said: “There are many challenges. How do we feed our population that is supposed to double in about a generation from now? How do we provide jobs for them and employment? Now, these are the challenges. It cannot be business as usual.
“We cannot sit in the cool and comfort of our past and think that we will be able to bring about change. Change has to come.”