Till My Dying Day, I’ll Work For The Unity And Progress Of Nigeria – Obasanjo

Olusegun-ObasanjoAs former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, celebrated his 76th birthday, he used the occasion to reiterate his commitment to the unity and progress of Nigeria even at the cost of his life.

This came as President Goodluck Jonathan described Obasanjo as “a true nationalist and promoter of national unity.”

Obasanjo who spoke during his birthday celebration at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, also featured a public presentation of a book titled  “Olusegun Obasanjo- the Presidential Legacy-1999-2003.”

Obasanjo said: “Even if it remains the last breadth in me, I will work, preserve and promote the unity and progress of Nigeria, work for Africa development and indeed promote humanity.

“If you are in public service and you expect commendation of men and women, you may be the most disappointed human being on earth. So, if commendations do come, take it as it comes and accept it and if it does not come, don’t worry.

“Some people had made it a point of duty to run this place (Presidential Library) down even before it started. One day we were here and one man said he wanted to apologise. He said he joined people to condemn the library without even knowing what it is all about. I told him that it does not really matter, since God has not condemned us.”


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