A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, August 2, joined millions of Nigerians to lament the high cost of living among many others. Obasanjo said that he has been sweating profusely due to the high cost of diesel which is taking a toll on his business and other businesses across the country. Olusegun Obasanjo said he’s already sweating because of the high cost of diesel to run his farm business.
According to the former president, the hardship felt by Nigerians is caused by bad leadership system.
Obasanjo who is a farmer spoke at the southwest fish farmers’ congress held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He added that unless they (the farmers) come together to agree on sustainable prices that could be adopted to keep them in business, things would definitely get out of hand. His words: “The price of diesel has gone high because the management of this country is not what it should to be. And it is as simple as that. “Then, what will happen is that, particularly those of us who have to use a bit of diesel in producing fish, we will completely go bankrupt, and when that happens, Nigerians will still have to eat fish. “Fish production will be out of reach and then, people will be producing fish outside Nigeria and be dumping it here.