A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday said Nigeria needs a president with a sound knowledge of the economy to make progress and develop the country.
Mr Obasanjo reiterated what a former German Chancellor, the late Helmut Schmidt, who was one of his friends, told him during a discussion about African countries.
Late Mr Schmidt argued there was no way that a president with poor knowledge of the economy could meet the needs of the citizens, adding that even Jesus Christ understood economy.
According to a the report on Punch, Mr Obasanjo spoke in Lagos at this year’s edition of the Foursquare Gospel Church annual public lecture, which held at the church’s national headquarters in Lagos.
The theme of the lecture is titled, “The trying triangle of economy, faith and politics – Looking through the eye of the needle” and was delivered by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah.
The former president said Mr Kukah was right in his description of politics as a game, as politics must be the most serious game created by man.