OBJ Has A New Job In London

Published On: June 28, 2012, 9:39 am (8 years ago)
Author: Idbabe
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Idbabe (f)
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo now has a new job. He is now an adviser to New World Oil and Gas plc, an AIM-listed investment company focused on investing in and operating oil and gas assets.

In an interview he granted TheGuardian of London, the paper described Obasanjo as a roving ambassador of the company, facilitating the firm’s entry into Nigeria and other African countries. The company’s initial focus is in Central America, in particular the Peten Basin, where this prospective formation straddles the Belize and Guatemalan borders, and in Eastern Canada.

Obasanjo in the interview said fighting corruption in Nigeria is not a one night affair. He told the reporter interviewing him that instead of of saying Nigerian leaders lack accountability, he should say they are corrupt.

“You are being euphemistic when you say lack of accountability. Call it corruption,” he said.

“There is no part of the world where corruption is absolutely eliminated. But [in other countries] that corruption has not been a way of life. When you are found, you are dealt with. And that’s what we need,” he added.

Obasanjo who was in the UK to promote investment in Nigeria explained further: “Fighting corruption is not a one-night affair.

“The givers of most of the corruption in Africa are from outside Africa. They do in Africa, [things] they would not do in their own countries. In my part of the world, we have a saying that the man who carries a pot of palm oil from the ceiling is not the only thief. He has an accomplice in the man who helps him to bring it down. The giver and the taker are criminals, and they should be treated as such.”

The former president said examples of business success will encourage avaricious minds to look for more legitimate routes to wealth.

“I still believe in the opportunities that Africa affords to make legitimate money,” he said. “Africa is one place I believe that if you are courageous enough, you get the money, you can invest and get 25 percent return on your investment annually. There aren’t many places in the world where you can get that return.”

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 09:39 AM | Hero
I will personally fight corruption in Nigeria
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 09:58 AM | Upcoming
this kind old and good for nothing man is giving a job still when young ones a looking for jobs up and down stupid nigeria
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:23 AM | Newbie

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:26 AM | Addicted Hero
Another Refinery will be closed soonest  Grin Grin Grin

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:37 AM | Addicted Hero
he Should just come out and say this is one of his companies....... thief
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:43 AM | Gistmaniac
Yoruba no dey karry last  Sad

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:46 AM | Addicted Hero
Idiotssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Huh?
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:47 AM | Gistmaniac
Baba oloshi you again
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:53 AM | Gistmaniac
He's gonna sell off Nigeria soon, ROGUES
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 11:59 AM | Upcoming
Only God knows how many "oil wells" this old bastard has in 9ja. I pray he got dat job based on credibility hsssssssss
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:10 PM | Gistmaniac
Egunje father.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:16 PM | Upcoming
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:20 PM | Gistmaniac
secret company director. foolish man.
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:29 PM | Newbie
proly proly (f)
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:30 PM | Hero
Quote from: sikilojah on 28-06-2012 09:58 AM
I will personally fight corruption in Nigeria
kudos to you, but first of all start from your family and village, because i believe an average nigerian is corrupt in one way or the other Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 12:52 PM | Gistmaniac
Quote from: sydneylove on 28-06-2012 11:23 AM
this kind old and good for nothing man is giving a job still when young ones a looking for jobs up and down stupid nigeria
Supported ... though nigeria din't give him the job
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 01:10 PM | Upcoming
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 01:18 PM | Upcoming
They employer knows what they are doing, probably they are targetting something in Naija. Thus, they want to us OBJ as the launching pad
Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 01:22 PM | Newbie

Posted: (8 years ago) on 28-06-2012 01:26 PM | Addicted Hero
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