My govt succeeded because I assembled technocrats— Obasanjo


ABUJA—FORMER President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said his administration (1999 to 2007), succeeded in delivering its key mandate to Nigerians because he assembled experienced and professionally-versatile Nigerians, who were committed to help drive his vision to the expectations of the electorate.

Obasanjo, who spoke, weekend, in Abuja, at the 70th birthday celebration of General Martin Luther Agwai(retd), his then Chief of Army Staff and later Chief of Defence Staff, said he was lucky to have people in his administration that did not only understand the directions of his programmes and policies, but also joined hands with him to drive them to conclusion.


He said the likes of General Agwai were rare in any government, expressing happiness that he was lucky to have him, but regretted that Agwai never stayed to the end of his government as, according to him, he was snatched by the international community.

The former President said he did not hesitate in releasing Agwai because he wanted the best for the world.

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