Obasanjo: Nigeria Has Lost Ground For Tackling Boko Haram Late

March 17, 2015 – Obasanjo: Nigeria Has Lost Ground For Tackling Boko Haram Late

See excerpts from Obasanjo’s interview with IBTimes UK at the Global Education Forum in Dubai

On education, the elder stateman said:

“We don’t need [anyone] to tell [us] that that is a problem. A problem of disparity, a problem of marginalisation. A problem because education is fundamental to your employability, to your living conditions. If you are not educated you are handicapped,” .

On Nigeria’s FG initial response to Boko Haram, Obj said:

“The response of the government initially was definitely not enough. When Boko Haram started showing their fangs about four years ago the reaction should have been firm and unmistakable. We have lost ground,” .

“If Boko Haram is ready to talk, [we should talk]. But by the time they are ready to talk they will need to be pounded a little bit militarily: at that stage they will be ready to talk,”.