Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has call on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the blame game and solve the problems he inherited from the previous administrations.
He gave the advice in a keynote address at the First Akintola Williams lecture in Lagos, yesterday.
Obasanjo advised Buhari to stop dwelling on the past, but rather effect the change he had promised Nigerians during his campaign by concentrating on tackling the challenges he inherited.
He said: “Now that we have had change – because the actors and the situation needed to be changed – let us move forward to have progress through a comprehensive economic policy and programme that is intellectually, strategically and philosophically based.
“It is easier to win an election than to right the wrongs of a badly fouled situation. When you are outside, what you see and know are nothing compared with the reality. And yet, once you are on the seat, you have to clear the mess and put the nation on the path of rectitude, development and progress, leaving no group or section out of your plans, programmes, policies and efforts. The longer it takes, the more intractable the problem may become.”