Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday led a team of Colombian security experts to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, towards sharing professional expertise on security and counter terrorism.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting at the presidential villa, Obasanjo said Nigeria needed to learn how Colombia survived insurgency for more than 50 years.
“We want to see what has kept them going. What has made the government of Columbia to make three attempts to seek peace, to end the war and insurgency and they failed. What are the new efforts that they are making? How likely are those new efforts going to succeed,” the former president said.
He also spoke about the president being anxious to learn, he said;
“One thing you can say about the president is that he is anxious to learn and he has listening ears. Of course, nobody knows it all. A good leader must seek every opportunity to learn and to put what he learns into practice.”
Speaking on the deadline given to the Military by the president, Chief Obasanjo said;
“The president must give a target. When you give somebody a target, you give him something to aspire to, giving him an objective. Target is not cast in stone. I believe that if you are talking of getting the upper hand, gradually, we are getting the upper hand. We are not there yet but we are getting close. And once we are getting upper hand, we move on and do other things,” he stated.