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Monday, 28 December 2015

Obasanjo calls for rural development

Former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to come together to improve their rural areas, describing rural development as a collective responsibility.

Obasanjo emphasised that government alone cannot satisfy all the infrastructural needs of the rural dwellers.

He declared that the physical, social and educational development of the rural dwellers largely dependent on contributions which individual members that have passed through the village settings can facilitate in their communities.
Obasanjo made the call during his goodwill message at this year, ‘Ibogun-Olaogun Day’, held at his ancestral home town, Ibogun Olaogun village in Ifo local government area of Ogun state at the weekend.

He said that, “as responsible people in our respective rural areas, we should not wait for the government. We don’t need to wait for government before developing our communities, particularly some of us who were raised from the village.

“We should not wait for any government ticket. Let us think of what we can do for ourselves and our communities; what we can do for ourselves to make the village communities more habitable for us,” Obasanjo advised.

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