Obasanjo At 80: 2 Major Projects To Be Opened, 45 Serving, Ex-presidents To Attend

On March 5, 2017, one of Nigeria’s former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo will be celebrating his 80th birthday.

The celebration is set to be a grand affair as at least 45 serving and past presidents across the globe are expected to grace the ceremony.

Dayo Adeneye, who is the chairman, Publicity and Media Sub-committee of ‘Obasanjo at 80’, explained what would happen on that day to journalists on Wednesday, March 1.

According to Premium Times, Mr. Adeneye, who is also the Ogun state commissioner for information and strategy, said a multi-billion naira Presidential Library and Mosque would be opened for use during the grand ceremony.

He also said that the world leaders present during the ceremony will witness the opening of the two major projects in Abeokuta, Ogun state.

He went on to praise the celebrant, saying that the grand opening of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) attested to the popularity and honor bestowed on him as one who has to continue to contribute to the development of the nation and humanity.

He said: “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.”

Also, Peter Okebukola, who is the chairman of the Obasanjo at 80 celebration committee, described the celebrant as a highly knowledgeable person, who has used his wealth of experience in government and agriculture to transform his country and others

 

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