A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo today opined that for Nigeria to move forward, it needs “more rebels” that are bold to speak truth to power not minding whose ox is gored.
He said that having rebels remains one of the greatest steps towards rebuilding Nigeria.
Obasanjo stated this in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, while unveiling the autobiography of the Babanla Adinni of Egbaland, Chief Tayo Sowunmi, titled “Footprints Of A Rebel.”
He said “our country, there is no country that we can call our own except Nigeria. Our country, Nigeria, needs more rebels. Those who would look at things straight in the face and say ‘this is not right, this, I will not be part of, this is not good for Nigeria.”
Shortly before the unveiling of the autobiography, Obasanjo submitted that whoever must live life of honesty and integrity has to be a rebel.