24 November 2012

Nigeria: Obasanjo Library Mosque Fund Exceeds Target

Abeokuta — Indication that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is still very much in control of the political ladder of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), emerged in Abeokuta, yesterday, as state governors from the party's controlled states ensured that the N350million projected fund for the building of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Mosque is exceeded.

At the stone breaking event inside the complex, governors of Sokoto, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Kwara, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kogi, Adamawa, Zamfara, Jigawa and Ogun states donated N20million each, about 80 per cent of the total fund expected.

Obasanjo in his remarks thanked the donors "for being here. What are we here for? We are here on this site, trying to put down the legacy of prosperity."

Obasanjo, who was highly emotional in his address noted further that "if the community will be served, it must have a place of worship.

"You have come here to appreciate our community. I thank you most sincerely for that. We have come here to have a place of worship for an important segment of our community and I want to particularly appreciate my Obas and governors who are here, who have responded to our invitation. Just as you have taken seriously the work of God, God will continually expand your coast," Obasanjo said.

Other donors at the well attended ceremony are Aliko Dangote N25million, Sen. Adamu Aliero N10million, former Kwara state governor, Bukola Saraki N2million , Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal N2million and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar N5million.

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