Reno Omokri, special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, in his interview granted to Leadership has said he has dumped politics, gone into full time evangelism.
He explains matters on some publicised stories, his experiences and future plans.
Omokri noted that he is not interested in any political position any more.
Jonathan’s aide said: “I want to retire to evangelism. My second book is coming out in America and is titled ‘Why Jesus Wept’. I want to focus on promoting the book. I am in some demand as a speaker in churches in the United States and I run a non-profit that is building an orphanage in Nigeria. My hands are full doing the work of God.”
Omokri also said that he was amused by all the lies and misinformation fed the public by certain sites and individuals.
“I was never fired, replaced or demoted. Obi Asika was never my boss neither was I operating under him in a subordinate capacity. I had my role and he had his. We had cause to socialise but we never collaborated on anything,” he added.
The aide to the former president targeted some high and low points he had while working for the previous administration.
Omokri said: “The highest point in my opinion was when the president was dubbed the “Facebook President” by CNN. He went on to have the second highest Facebook following of any elected president after President Obama. The low point was that my job put me in the spotlight, making me a target of the political media opposed to the president.”
Finally he gave advises for Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
His words: “Consider a buffalo and a wolf. One on one, the buffalo is stronger than the wolf. However, because buffalo will not unite to fight the wolves, they become weaker because the wolves are united.
“The biggest culture shock Africans have when they travel to the West, especially for studies, is to find out that they are more intelligent than the average Westerner one on one. However, because black folks are not willing to unite, we are weaker as a people and as a result we are under the influence of more united people.
“Genesis 11:6 reads: “the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do”.
“The most successful nations are those nations who understand the principle of Genesis 11:6. That is the idea behind the United States of America; that is the idea behind the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the British Isles; that is the idea behind the European Union and also the United Arab Emirates. If black people, and especially the Nigerian nation, do not key into this principle, if they remain disunited along tribal, ethnic, regional and religious lines, we will never be able to fulfill our potential as a people, and as a nation. This is my advice to the Buhari administration.”
It should be noted that as Special Assistant to President Jonathan, Omokri was famed for using social media to conduct surveys and project the developments undertaken by the Nigerian Government. He is the founder of a multi-media project, Build Up Nigeria, and has produced a series of short films in the U.S.