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Olusegun Obasanjo
March 5, 1937 -
Nationality: Nigerian
Category: Statesman

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country.


We will as soon as possible reexamine our laws and policies and eliminate all obstacles to genuine investment.


What the oil producer gets paid is about 16 percent. The majority of it is tax, which in fairness to the government of this country they have accepted and admitted.


Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.


My joy knows no bounds... I will devote all my energy and all the powers available to me to the service of Nigeria and humanity.


I will not say the fact that there are no European Union observers at an election means that it will not be fair and free.


Pope John Paul II not only visited Nigeria twice but stood by the country in its fight against dictatorship and injustice.


I am a black man inside and outside and you are white men on the outside, but inside, you are Africans like me.


My gut feelings and my faith tell me that until God shuts a door, no human can shut it.


We will work to bring an element of stability to the price of oil.


Nigeria has no business with poverty. With our human and material resources, we shall strive to eradicate poverty from our country.


Unfortunately, the true force which propels our endless political disputes, our constant struggles for political advantage, is often not our burning concern for democracy, it is often of our dedication to the principle of the rule of law.


Let me make a solemn pledge before all of you, before the whole world and before God, that I will devote all my energy and all I possess in my power to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity.


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