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Christians should participate more in politics – Chief Obasanjo

Nigerians as leaders in various capacities have been urged to strive towards making positive impacts on everyone in their circle and promote values for national development.

The President, Ogun Baptist Conference, Dr Oyewale Oyeniyi made the call in Abeokuta at a special birthday reception organised to celebrate Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s 84th birthday.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the event

Dr Oyeniyi who said the event was put together to celebrate Chief Obasanjo who had contributed immensely towards building the peaceful and united Nigeria called on the people to emulate the patriotic disposition of the former president.

The President, Ogun Baptist Conference also advised Nigerians to adhere strictly to all the precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 and urged relevant authorities to give priority to efforts at strengthening the nation.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo applauded the Baptist Conference for honouring him, and encouraged Christians to consider taking more leadership roles in the country, through their active involvement in politics.

The former President while sharing his experience in office, attributed the successes recorded to the huge contributions of positive-minded people around him including family, community and religious institutions.

Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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