Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that former Nigerian presidents, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, have rejected President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fani-Kayode was reacting to Bill Gates’ statement, where he said he “could not keep silent” about the situation in the West African nation.
He wrote on his Twitter page: ‘”I am worried and saddened by the direction of the present Nigerian government and I could not keep silent’- Bill Gates.
“OBJ, IBB, T.Y. Danjuma, Amnesty Int., Transparancy Int., IMF, Afenifere, Ohaeneze, Middle Belt Forum, Niger Delta Elders and Bill Gates have rejected u.”
In an interview with Cable News Network (CNN) on Monday, Gates insisted that the federal government’s investments in young people, especially in areas of health and education were not good enough.
He added that Nigeria would become an engine of growth if the government got health and education right.
“As a partner in Nigeria, I am saying the current plan is inadequate. Nigeria has all these young people and the current quality and quantity of investment in these young generations; in health and education just isn’t good enough. So, I was very direct,” he told CNN.
“If they can get health and education right, they will be an engine of growth not just for themselves but for all of Africa,” he had said.