Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed optimism that despite the challenges confronting Nigeria, the country will soon bounce back as a great nation.
Obasanjo said this at the weekend in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, at a meeting of the special committee on the unity among the four monarchs in Egbaland held at the Government House, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta the Ogun state capital.
He pointed out that God has been kind to the country in terms of natural resources but lamented the failure of her leadership to harness those economic potentials towards her greatness.
The former president stressed that the country has every potential to be great, and noted that God had been generous enough but intended that the people of Nigeria should manage those economic potentials very well to the benefit of her citizens.
"The first thing God did that surprised us most was that He dropped two big rivers down to confluence Nigeria. He then later use gold, bauxite and so many lime-stone in abundance to beautify everywhere in the country. He then later dropped oil under our soil near the water and later in the water.
"I believe there are good people who will be able to manage it, maybe later. But the earlier we are there, the better and I am sure we will be there. We will be there because God has been kind to us; we only need to be kind to ourselves. God will help us," he said.
Obasanjo also said that Nigeria was never a cursed nation admonished her citizens to exercise patience and be dedicated towards making her great.
"We will be there because God has been kind to us; we only need to be kind to ourselves. God will help us," he said.