BOLA OBASANJO,
wife of Nigeria’s
former president,
has revealed the
reason why the
legendary politician
feel reluctant to help
youths secure white
collar jobs.
Speaking at the Ogun
State 3rd Investors’
Forum where she
delivered a speech,
Bola Obasanjo,
wife of Nigeria’s
former president,
Olusegun Obasanjo,
encouraged youths
to go into farming
in order to reduce
the problem of
unemployment.
Mrs Bola Obasanjo
who revealed that her
husband is usually
reluctant to assist
those who approach
him to help them
secure white collar
job, said; “Despite
the abundance of
agriculture resources
in Africa, Sub Saharan
countries remain the
world most insecure
region. There
are many factors
responsible for this.
“If you drive from
Ogun state through
Ibadan, you will see
bushes everywhere,
we need mechanised
farming. How many
things can our people
do? Not many can bend down and try to
cultivate the ground.
I’m saying this so our
government will do
something about it.
“Agriculture is one
of the sectors that can
provide millions of jobs
for our youths and also
enhance food security.
“Dr Seun Obasanjo
at Ota Farm is a PhD
holder, but he joins
his father in farming.
And Funsho, my own
daughter who also has
a PhD in bio organic
chemistry, is also in
the farm. They are all
working with baba.
“If you get to baba’s
place and tell him you
are looking for a job,
baba will ask you:
‘Where was the last
place you worked?’ and
if you say you worked
in a bank, he will ask
you to seek assistance
elsewhere.
“Obasanjo doesn’t
give people the kind of
money that they would
get in banking and oil
sectors. It’s either you
work in the bank or at
the presidential library,
and when you work at
the library, the money
isn’t much, and at
times you might work
throughout the seven
days of the week. You
know it’s not easy to
gather money,” she
concluded.


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