THE presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has suggested that the photograph of the former president of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo, should be on at least one of the three Naira notes that are to be redesigned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The PDP presidential candidate on Saturday in a Twitter thread on his official Twitter page commended the former Nigerian president for his role in the peace talks that ensued between Ethiopian Government and Tigrayan rebels.
Celebrating “extraordinary prowess” of the former in bringing peace to Ethiopia, Atiku wrote: “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,” the PDP candidate said. Atiku was Nigeria’s Vice-President between May 1999 and May 2007 when Obasanjo was a democratically elected President. Obasanjo and Atiku’s second term in office was not smooth but the two would later resolve their differences.
“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,” he added.
It will be recalled that on October 26, CBN, through its governor had announced that it will be redesigning three Naira notes – N200, N500, and N1,000 notes – from December 15, 2022.