Previous Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Nations, Mr Andrew Young, has depicted Nigeria as a country bound to be extraordinary.
Youthful mentioned the objective fact in Abeokuta, Ogun, at a symposium sorted out as a major aspect of the exercises to commend the 80th birth commemoration of previous President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
The subject of the symposium, sorted out by the Center for Human Security, an arm of the Olusegun Obasanjo Library, is, “Purposes and Utilitarian Values of Presidential Libraries.”
Refering to Obasanjo for instance, Young noticed that Nigeria had created extraordinary personalities who had done incredible things and regarded everywhere throughout the world.
“I have seen Nigerians abroad. They are brilliant, intelligent and hardworking and respectable,” he said.
He, notwithstanding, communicated worry that Nigeria was yet to completely acknowledge and value the considerable fate it conveys.
The previous US ambasador compared Nigeria’s predetermination to the Biblical Israelites whose predecessors served under servitude for quite a long while in hate being foreordained by God to be extraordinary.
“The slavery of Nigeria is corruption, laziness, selfishness and refusal to realize that she is a nation destined to be great.”
Youthful, notwithstanding, communicated the conviction that Nigeria was set to be freed from whatever it had ended up slave unto.
The envoy depicted the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), to be initiated on Saturday as one of the stages that would dispatch Nigeria into fortunate statures among countries of the world.
“I see the library as something that will not only teach young Nigerians about their rich heritage, but will also point them to the great future of the nation.
“I see the nation, Nigeria, rising and occupying a significant position like China, US and other great nations of the world,” he said.
Former Permanent Delegate of Kenya to UNESCO, Ambassador Mary Khimulu, also described the library as “a new African record”.
Khimula, who promised to be a minister of the library, called for a greater amount of such undertakings in Africa.
Previous Secretary-General, All-Africa Association of Students’ Union, Mr Fred Awaah, portrayed the library as a pride of the African landmass.
He communicated happiness that the work had filled in as impetus and caused a re-arousing among African pioneers, including that two other comparable undertakings were progressing in the mainland.
“Such libraries would afford us the opportunity to tell the world our stories from our own perspective rather than have it misinterpreted by other people,” he said.
Awaah, who stressed the importance of presidential libraries, called on African governments to put necessary laws in place to prioritize establishment of such libraries for exiting presidents.
“The US which realises the importance has the Presidential Library Act of 1955 as well as the Public Records Act of 1978,” he said.
Obasanjo, in his end comments , portrayed the library as an open door given to him by God to right his past errors of not reporting a few materials. He communicated hopefulness that the library would empower tourism in and advance the picture of Nigeria all inclusive.
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library will likewise be introduced on Saturday.