How Obasanjo Saved Ghana’s Economy From Collapse – Kufuor

FORMER PRESIDENT OF GHANA, MR JOHN KUFUOR; FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK, AT A CIVIC RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA ON FRIDAY (18/1/13).
FORMER PRESIDENT OF GHANA, MR JOHN KUFUOR; FORMER HEAD OF INTERIM GOVERNMENT, CHIEF ERNEST SHONEKAN; FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AND SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK, AT A CIVIC RECEPTION TO CELEBRATE FORMER PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO IN ABEOKUTA ON FRIDAY (18/1/13).

Former President of Ghana, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, has described Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as ‘a prophet’ and ‘a living legend’ who stands solid as a rock of Gibraltar.Kufuor, on Friday, in a lecture he delivered at a programme to celebrate the former president at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state, southwest Nigeria, was full of praise for the former ruler. While acknowledging Obasanjo’s legendary status, Kufuor said that very few people are celebrated while they are alive, and in most cases, people wait until when leaders passed on before they were celebrated.

“Obasanjo is a prophet recognised in his own town and indeed in the whole of Africa. There are two things which a few people know that bound me and Obasanjo together. And this will be the first time I will mention it in the public.

“I was in government in my country between 2001 and 2009 while Obasanjo was in power from 1999 to 2007. When I assumed office in Ghana, I met an economy that was flat on its tommy, everything was grounded. The fuel we had in Ghana then could not last us a day. International communities were packing out of Ghana. After consultation with my executive, I concluded to go to Abuja and pleaded with Obasanjo to lift embargo on NNPC of lifting fuel to neighbbouring countries including Ghana. My plea was immediately granted and that was how Ghana’s economy came back on its feet.”

Again, the former Ghanian leader narrated his second encounter with Obasanjo in Washington, USA. He said when Ghana needed $90 million to execute the West African Gas Pipeline Project, he approached the then Nigerian president and without ado, he (Obasanjo) raised $40 million to assist the project.

Kufuor therefore praised and prayed for long life for the former Nigerian president.

8 Comments

  • Kufor…..or what do you call your name……Do u return d Money bck to him??? If so…let ask Baba, where is d money Now???….Our Economy is Static …yet Baba Rendered such money Out!

    Only God can save Us…Unemployment, Electricity, Education, water Cooperation etc.
    No solution to it….Who knw Such Amount GEJ has dash Out to Others too? Lolz!

    Bad Leaders! Bad Fathers!! Bad Society!!

    God Bless the Masses of Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!

  • Wa ooo baba u re such a 9ice man to orders nd not 4 ur people. Look at d problm we re facin in our country wish u cant suv insted lender to order countries. Is vry vry bad baba

    • …………. gives out Nigerian Tax payers money without consultation, he had less than N20,000,00 before his PDP nomination God de look all of una with 3dTv

  • people …they say Baba helped him raise the money!

    Give Baba some credit. When you are in that position all you have to do is put Kufor in touch with International funding agencies.

    If you were the president hopefully you’d do the same!

    • Baba don try shaa in many ways but em time don expire wetin em still want from the Nigerian Political arena? make dem create ways for the youths, people in power in Nigeria are still the names we have been hearing since 1978, I mean when Obama the American president will probably be in his primary school days. …..and the youths that support all these guys are selling its own opportunity to make an impact in his country. All these old politicians should take note of this, e no good at all

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