Obasanjo challenges Nigerians to make sacrifices to develop Nigeria
To Scout Investors For Adamawa
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed to Nigerians to sacrifice their personal interest for the interest of the nation. Obasanjo who spoke in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital insisted that either as a Nigerian or a friend of Nigeria, there is nothing too much to sacrifice for the development of the nation. He said this when African Pride Advocacy Initiative in conjunction with the State Ministry of Culture and Tourism presented him with an Award, “African Great Leader of the 21st Century” at a ceremony held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
The ceremony also marked the launching of a book titled “The Role of Obasanjo in Reshaping the Destiny of Nigeria”. Obasanjo dedicated the award to all those that have worked with him in all aspects.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo has declared he would assist the Adamawa government by inviting investors in agribusiness to the state. Obasanjo who spoke yesterday in Yola, urged the state government to put more efforts in agriculture adding that the sector would eradicate poverty as well as bring industrialization to the state. The former president said that the situation in the North East was an issue of concern to him. He commended President Buhari for showing understanding to the security situation in the region. He also commended the governor for not only limiting his vision to the state alone but also the entire North East.
The Benue State Governor who spoke through, Mr Iyi Ortom at the award ceremony described Obasanjo as a selfless leader of not only Nigeria but also the entire world. The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mr. Muyiwa Oladipo in his brief remarks lauded Obasanjo’s contributions to the development of Nigeria and “unity of Africa”, stressing that Obasanjo was a reference point for all to learn from. The author of the book, Prince Adeyemi Adebayo disclosed that Obasanjo’s sacrifice and love to liberate the country must not be ignored hence the reason he wrote a book on him.