JUST IN: Nigeria immersed in bitterness, sadness, Obasanjo cries
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday expressed concerns about the heightened insecurity and killings in the country, saying Nigeria has degenerated into a country that is dripping with bitterness and sadness.
Obasanjo, who bemoaned the country's present deplorable state, further expressed regret that it was not what God ordained for it.
He made the statement on Thursday at the presentation of a book titled: "The Man, The General and The President" authored by Femmy Carrena to the former president at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
"My prayer is that all of us particularly in this country and now is that we will have something to contribute to make this country what God has created it to be; a land flowing with milk and honey.
"Right now, it is a land flowing with bitterness and sadness, that is not what God wants this country to be.
"We must change the narrative, we must talk to ourselves in the civilized language.
"There is nowhere you go in this country that you will not see the genius in any section of the country. So, what reason should we look down on ourselves or others except we are not a human being."