“Obasanjo is the most valuable Nigerian” – Ex-Aide

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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s former aide, Akin Osuntokun has described the former president as the “most valuable Nigerian”.

He made the comment at the public presentation of “The Man, The General, The President (MGP)”, a book written by Otunba Femmy Carrena, aide to Obasanjo between 2003 and 2005.

Osuntokun said Obasanjo has shown over the years that Nigeria’s interest supersedes personal attachments and has no qualms sacrificing political positions to defend the nation’s interest.

“In and out of office, he characteristically adds value and has outstanding work ethics.

“He is probably Nigeria’s biggest farmer and the most committed amongst his peers in the thirst for knowledge.

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“His public interventions in times of political stalemate and crisis often prove decisive even if those interventions tended to default on the side of preserving the status quo.

“He is the most valuable Nigerian and his Pan-Nigerian political reach surpasses that of any other Nigerian leader,” Osuntokun said.

The Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel also praised Obasanjo’s fatherly role in Nigerian affairs.

“He counselled me like a father, some may classify him as the main issue in Nigerian politics.

“As a former military head of state and two-time Commander-in-Chief, his legacy continues to shape Nigeria in the comity of Nations, In Akwa Ibom, we consider him a father and a friend,” Emmanuel, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, said.

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