87th birthday: OBJ launches new book on leadership 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has made public presentation of his new book, titled: “The Art of Leading: Unconventional Wisdom from Biblical” on Monday, in Abeokuta,  Ogun State capital. 

In his remarks at the launch and dinner event, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Marque, held as part of his 87th birthday anniversary,  Obasanjo noted that leadership was so important, stressing that without it, Africa can’t go fast and move far together.

The statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, hinted that the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Hassan Kukah leaders have to be obedient as well as instill values in the discharge of there duties.

Kukah in his review of the 13 Chapter book said the book spoke on how Christians can make impact in politics, stressing that  Nigerian leaders must cooperate with the grace of God.

He said for Christians in politics, they must  infuse values into politics which must be evident for all to see.

While noting that social conditions of Nigeria have continued to slow down the pace of the country, the Cleric added that the leadership found in the book is leadership for service.

The special guest of honour and former president of Ghana, John Mahama in his remarks  said  leaders should lead with wisdom.

The former president said leaders must seek divine guidance and should embrace values that are worthy of emulation.

The Secretary General,  Eze Ndigbo Amuchay said the former president has continued to be a worthy role model to the Ibo race, hence the show of love for Baba Obasanjo.

The event witnessed the presence of traditional rulers, captains of Industry, diplomatic corps members, academia from tertiary institutions and close associates of the author.


Photo caption:

Kukah, Mamah, Oyin (Obasanjo’s grand-daughter), book author, Obasanjo, wife (Bola), Olowu of Owu, Oba Matemilola at the book launch on Monday.

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