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Obasanjo urges Nigerians to learn how to identify, appreciate 'treasures'

26 June 2015, 09:33

Abeokuta - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday in Abeokuta emphasised the need for Nigerians to identify and celebrate their "treasures".

Obasanjo made the call at the sent-forth in honour of His Lordship, the Most Revd. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, on his appointment as the Secretary-General of the World Anglican Communion.

The programme, which was organised by the Obasanjo family was held at the Green Legacy Resort, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun.

Prior to his appointment which takes effect from July 1, Idowu-Fearon was the Bishop of the Kaduna Anglican Communion.

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Obasanjo said that God had endowed Nigeria with a lot of human treasures but Nigerians often failed to identify and appreciate the endowments.

"One thing we do not often do in Nigeria is identifying the good in ourselves.

"But one of the things that God does fairly well for us is that he makes others to see the good in us," he said.

He described Idowu-Fearon as a Nigerian who should be honoured and celebrated.

In his response, the clergy man described his new appointment as "a feat and a tough assignment".

He, however, expressed the belief that with God's support, he would succeed and make Nigeria and Africa proud.

Idowu-Fearon was the first African to be appointed in the position.



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