Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged rich and well-to-do Nigerians to come to the aid of the hopeless and less-privileged members of the society.
He made this call at the carol service organised by him at the Chapel of Christ The Glorious King, located inside the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, on Tuesday night.
According to the former president, there were many poor people in the society.
He said, “I want to appeal to the rich in the society to always remember the less-privileged in the society. There are many children without hope out there. We should come to their aid. There are boys and girls in our communities with such problem”.
Mr. Obasanjo cited an example of a gospel musical group from Ibadan, made up of orphans, who entertained guests at the event.
He said, “They have been part of us here and I want to thank the governor for promising to assist them after I had told him about their plight. For us with hope, we should help them”.
The former president also called on private investors to come to Ogun State and invest, given the infrastructural development and relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
He also appealed to the former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, and other industrialists, who were indigenes of the state, to use their connections in the private sector to attract the establishment of more industries in the state.
“The challenge is for you to bring your colleagues in the private sector and give us more companies”, Obasanjo told Shonekan.
The highlights of the service, which had in attendance traditional rulers, politicians, and choristers from different churches, was the offering of prayers for the state, the country, and Obasanjo’s family.