Redesigning Naira: Obasanjo should be on a denomination – Atiku  


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has solicited for the inclusion of his boss during their time in presidency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on one of the naira denomination that is about to be redesigned and released to circulation.    

Atiku, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Obasanjo do not enjoy the best of relationship dating back to their time in office.  

Away from the duo’s relation, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, recently announced that it was in the process of redesigning some naira denominations to which Atiku now said, the former military leader deserved to be on one in a tweet he penned, “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. – AA.” 


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