Ogun Assembly Lauds Obasanjo For Preserving Nation's History, Culture With OOPL - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Ogun Assembly Lauds Obasanjo For Preserving Nation's History, Culture With OOPL

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (9th left) , Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo (8th left), Assembly's Ag. Clerk, Deji Adeyemo (2nd left) and other lawmakers during a visit to the former President at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.


Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly have extolled the ingenuity of a former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for setting up a cultural institution for the preservation of the rich socio-political and cultural history of the nation and that of the Yoruba race.

The 26 - member legislators led by Speaker Kunle Oluomo said the artefacts and relics being kept at the Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) would be beneficial to the coming generations in respect of connecting with the past.

Oluomo, while leading colleague - lawmakers on a visit to the Pent House residence of the former President and elderstate man within the sprawling OOPL facility,  posited that the collection of artefacts and military relics of the former General during his days in the Nigerian Army remained a historical reference point.

He described Obasanjo as a living legend of all times, who contributed immensely to the promotion of democratic ideals and lauded his initiative geared towards keeping relics  of the nation's history and culture for the upcoming generations.

Earlier in his remarks, Obasanjo appreciated the visit of the lawmakers to the facility, stating that it had become expedient to preserve cultural values with a view to improving the present situation and inspiring the future.

He underscored the culture of keeping the past for posterity, saying his past experience about keeping relics from history spurred him to establish the centre with sections for the Organization of African Unity, (OAU) African Union (AU) collection of books, cultural heritage and other historical relics amongst others.

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