In the face of the many challenges facing the country, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to be hopeful, saying the country would not be destroyed by the myriads of challenges confronting her.
Obasanjo, who expressed fright that Nigerian youths may demonstrate resistance whether they were pushed to the wall, declared that his faith in a superior Nigeria remains unshakable.
The former President declared this during the opening of Abeokuta Window on America at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, the Ogun Province working capital.
Abeokuta Window on America is a type of American Space located in over 150 countries worldwide, set upward to engage Nigerian youths in learning in relation to American civilisation, history and politics.
The Space is set upward at the youth centre of the OOPL in partnership with US consulate in Nigeria.
Delivering his keynote address at the case, Obasanjo expressed optimism that no matter what the country is currently going through, evil would not triumph over good.
The former President who was represented by the Deputy Coordinator of OOPL, Mr. Ayodele Aderinwale said, “Whatever may be the job or challenges currently confronting Nigeria nowadays, I assure you they are not problems on the onslaught they are really problems on the retreat.
“My faith in Nigeria remains unshakable. My optimism in relation to the hereafter is resounding. Some may wonder how is the hereafter to be rescued?
“I view hope in the determination, resilience and the indomitable spirit of Nigerians. I view hope, in their resistance when they are pushed to the wall.
“I view hope, in the zeal, commitment and courage in the face of adversity. I view hope, in the boundless and incurable optimism of immature Nigerians.
“I view hope, in the willingness of Nigerians, immature and old, who are resistance with all their might to the evil that are existence perpetrated.
“I view hope, in the unwavering conduct and uncompromising drive of Nigerians in demanding a democratic physical process. I view hope, in the ingenuity and infinite inventiveness of Nigerians. I view hope, in the youth and immature for our tomorrow lies in them.
“I view hope, in the great potentials of the Nigerian, empowered, motivated and good led. I view hope, in the blending of experience, free energy and dynamism of the old and the new.
“I view hope, in the dynamism, vibrancy and richness of our civilisation. And I view hope, in the commonality of humanity.”
Speaking on the importance of the Abeokuta Window on America, the US Consulate Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli disclosed that, the space would offering a calendar of programmes on topics of involvement designed to take Americans and Nigerians closer together.
He famous that the space would farther deepen the US – Nigerian human relationship, saying no fewer than 100 youths would be engaged on weekly basis in learning in relation to the civilisation, history and politics of America through books and over 300 online publications.
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