The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has called for the image of former president Olusegun Obasanjo to be included in the redesign of the new naira notes.

Ibomdailymail reports that the former vice president under Obasanjo regime from 1999-2007 said the ability of the elder statesman to broker peace in war-torn Ethiopia showed the democratic credentials of the former president.


Atiku said Obasanjo’s image will be an inspiration to future generations of Nigerians and Africa.


He said Obasanjo’s ability to broker peace in Ethiopia, was one among many of such conflict resolution efforts the former president achieved in Africa right from his tenure as the first president of the fourth republic.

Atiku said, “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.”


He added, “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.”

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