He expressed this hope in a meeting with Women Leaders from the south-west states of Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Ondo and Lagos at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Mr Obasanjo, however, urged Nigerians to be patient with the administration, as it finds solution to those challenges facing the country.
The former President also asked all Nigerians to continue to pray and support the administration in its onerous task of rebuilding the nation’s socio-economic and political life.
The leader of the delegation of the Women, Mrs Alaba Lawson, asked the former President to continue to offer the leadership that would ensure the success of the new administration, especially in the task of ensuring growth and development in the face of the challenges facing Nigeria.
Addressing the delegation, Obasanjo asked Nigerians to be patient with the incoming administration and also urged General Buhari to take the right steps in the right direction, especially in his first three months in office, as Nigerians’ expectations are high.
While asking Nigerians to play their path in the development of the country, he, however, expressed his willingness to continue to offer support until his service is no longer needed.
He also asked the president-elect to leverage on his acceptability both at home and abroad by providing the much needed leadership and direction for Nigeria.