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Monday, 27 March 2017

Interesting! The things Obasanjo did during his time in prison


 Do you know that Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos took over as the prison pastor? Yes! While speaking at Shepherdhill Baptist Church, Obanikoro, Lagos, where the Lagos State Baptist Conference held a thanksgiving service to mark his 80th birthday the Former President disclosed this and more to Punch Newspaper. “I will mention three things that God made me to do when I was in Yola Prison. One, God made me to build a church. It’s very unusual, I asked the authorities for land, they were reluctant, but eventually they gave me land and immediately, we started getting donations. It was started before I left Yola. Wherever you are, you can still be useful to the work of God. “Secondly, there was a parcel of land, which was not being used for anything, so, I told the prison authorities that I wanted to farm. They were reluctant but eventually they granted me the permission to farm and I grew enough beans to feed all the inmates and the warders. Don’t remain idle, get something doing.” At this point, after spending sometime of his life as prisoner in Yola, Abakiliki and Kirikiri prisons serving a jail term for a phantom coup charges by the late military dictator, Sani Abacha, it will be accurate to say the Former President is very dynamic in nature, from Military to pastor, then to a heavy weight champion in politics( President).

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