History takes the perspective of the author – OBJ
Nothing, they say, is new under the sun and as such for me on this expedition, nothing new to be said for my compatriots have said it all. Nevertheless, Baba and the rest of us have not been able to appreciate the nexus between peace and nation-building.
In all of our conversations, nobody thought of the issues of fear, anxiety, pain, poverty, and penury that our constant state of war and agitation has brought on us all.
I am not moved by Baba’s oratorical dictate and his understanding of history (for he himself is a child of history)! Surely, he must tell the stories to suit his personality. What role did he play in bringing us to this stage of debauchery?
My takeaway from the show in as much as it was a thrilling and highly inspiring experience is that not even my generation is ready for the next phase of nation’s building!
But truth must be told, Chief Obasanjo loves Nigeria (a reciprocal affair) and this was well manifested in the organization of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. Every step you take, every door you opened has a story to tell about his person and that of Nigeria. The section dedicated to children in the library is an inspiration to me. Maybe if every Nigerian children has the opportunity to visit OOPL, the future could have a reset.
In conclusion, It was an experience I recommend to every lover of Nigeria and history. Baba taught me to Preserve the past, to Capture the present, and to be inspired for the Future by believing and hoping for the best.