The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has revealed why the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should consider imprinting the image of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo on proposed new naira notes.
Atiku Celebrates Obasanjo
KanyiDailt recalls that the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele said that the apex bank would redesign Nigeria’s currency from N200 naira denomination to 1,000 naira notes from December 15.
For two years, the Ethiopia’s government and the Tigray Peoples Libration Front had been in a civil war that devastated much of northern Ethiopia.
The two parties agreed to a cease-fire a few days ago, after a week of peace talks mediated by Obasanjo, led by the African Union diplomatic mission.
Reacting to the development on his Twitter page, Atiku celebrated the “extraordinary prowess” of Obasanjo in bringing peace to Ethiopia, stressing that the former president’s image ought to be in the proposed redesigned naira note to inspire the future generation of Nigerians.
The PDP presidential candidate said Obasanjo is most deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize, and he will nominate him when entries are open for nominations.
Atiku said: “I celebrate the extraordinary prowess of His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in bringing peace to Ethiopia. I am not surprised. I know my boss. He did the same thing in Liberia and São Tomé and Príncipe during our time in office.
“If for nothing else, he is most deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize, and I will nominate him when entries are open for nominations.
“Africa is blessed to have a statesman of such impeccable democratic credentials as Chief Obasanjo. A man whose image ought to be in the redesigned Naira note to inspire future generations of Nigerians to sacrifice for their nation and continent.
“On behalf of my family, I congratulate you, President Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, for successfully ending the Ethiopia-Tigray conflict.
“And I thank God for the gift of wisdom and foresight He gave you, which you have used creditably to steer Nigeria and Africa on the right path.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Olusegun Obasanjo had recently warned that the outcome of the 2023 general election may make or break Nigeria if “we do not See it.”