Foremost philanthropist and Executive Vice Chairman of Sifax Group Limited, Barr (Dr) Taiwo Afolabi will donate 4,000 copies of the book “The Man, The General, The President (MGP) written on former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday, June 3, to some universities and libraries across the country.
The biography account of the former president, written by his former aide, Otunba Femmy Carrena, was officially launched in December 2020.
A press statement made available to Blueprint, Monday, said the donation of the books to the Obasanjo Library for onward distribution to schools and libraries is to commemorate Chief Obasanjo’s 84th birthday in arrears.
According to Afolabi: “Chief Obasanjo has done so much for Nigeria and he should be celebrated. These books will be distributed to selected federal tertiary institutions nationwide, so that our leaders of tomorrow can see the true leader in him. They can choose to make him a role model. It’s a must read for university students, especially.”
The presentation programme is expected to come up at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday, 3rd, June, 2021, by 11am.
The entire 4,000 copies will be received by the former President Obasanjo on behalf of the Library.
The paramount ruler of Gbagura Abeokuta, the Agura of Gbagura, HRM Oba Saburee Babajide Ishola Bakre Jamolu 11, will be the royal father of day, just as the heads of universities are expected to be present at the event.
According to Carrena, who is the author of the book, he is passionate about anything on the former President Obasanjo because he has impacted humanity at all levels.