Former Minister lists gains of Obasanjo’s library

Abeokuta, March 6, 2017(TNE): Prof. Joy Ogwu, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Sunday said the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library(OOPL) had positively corrected the perception of Nigeria and Africa in the global community.

Ogwu, also a former Permanent Representative of Nigeria at the United Nations, said OOPL had corrected the distortions imposed on the truth about Nigeria and Africa.

The former minister made the pronouncement while delivering a lecture organised as part of activities to mark the 80th birthday of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The lecture is entitled: “Women, Children and Youth Aspects of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.’

“As Nigeria and Africa fight against slavery to corruption, fear and diseases among others, he decided to introduce freedom against ignorance.

“This is what the project seems to conquer,” she said.

Ogwu, who described the library as a message to all young Nigerians, also said: “Obasanjo has been able to pass the torch to the succeeding generation by exemplifying a high sense of duty, courage and selfless service to the advancement of humanity.

“There are three elements that conspire in the making of every great message; namely the pulpit, audience and theme.

“I can see that the three elements are present in abundance in the project OOPL.

“One critical dimension to this project and which I have learnt from, is that when divine providence ordains a role to someone, nothing can stop it, not even criticism or imprisonment.

” I think our women should strive to replicate Obasanjo in their sons and daughters,” she added.(TNE)

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