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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#HNNPolitics Why my father told @BBCWorldService #Nigeria is NOT WORTH DYING FOR #Fastforward 10yrs later


Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that any Nigerian who was not prepared to die for the country did not deserve to be a Nigerian citizen.

The earlier such a person walked out of Nigeria, the better for the country, the president said on national television on Sunday evening.

He added, betraying his intended target, that if that person had held public office in the past he was an impostor and did not deserve the office.

The only known past public office holder who said recently that Nigeria was not worth dying for was Omololu Olunloyo, a professor of mathematics and one-time governor of Oyo State in western Nigeria.

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In a funeral speech, Mr Olunloyo recently said that he once asked Nigeria's former Justice Minister Bola Ige if Nigeria was worth dying for.

READ THE FULL 2004 INTERVIEW ON BBC ESPECIALLY THE COMMENTS 10 yrs ago. 

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