No fewer than 45 serving and past presidents are expected to grace the grand opening of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) , coming up this weekend in Abeokuta, just as the former president has been described as a worthy and exemplary leader who most leaders in the world are emulating.
Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye who disclosed this while featuring on a local television programme in Abeokuta, described the former President as the architect of modern Nigeria and an encyclopaedia, worthy of emulation.
Adeneye, who is the chairman, Publicity and Media Sub-committee, Obasanjo at 80, said the ongoing week long 80th birthday celebration of the former president and the grand opening of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) attested to the popularity and honour bestowed on him as one who has continue to contribute to the development of the nation and humanity.
“Obasanjo is a worthy and exemplary leader, who, most leaders in the world, are emulating his leadership skills. Let me say that no fewer than 45 serving and past presidents and 700 important personalities in the world would attend the grand opening of OOPL this weekend. The library is first of its kind in Nigeria and has over 42 million knowledgeable materials, books and documents, including Obasanjo’s primary school uniform, shoe, military cap and uniform, first car (Volkswagen) and other personal things”, he added.
He said despite the fact that the former president was no more in government, he still relates with present and past leaders in Nigeria and other countries, due to his vast experience in government.
Speaking in the same vein, Prof Peter Okebukokla who is the Chairman, Obasanjo at 80 Celebration Committee, described the former president as an epitome of knowledge, who has used his wealth of experience in government and agriculture to transform not only his country but also other countries both in Africa, in particular and the world in general.
He said the history of Nigeria would be incomplete without mentioning Obasanjo, because his unprecedented landmark in Nigeria, Africa and the World at large.