Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, believes that the face of his former principal, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, should have been featured in the redesigned Naira notes being introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Alhaji Abubakar said this while reacting to the role played by the former President in bringing peace to war-torn Ethiopia.
In the words of Alhaji Abubakar, “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,” Atiku said.