Another Controversy? Obasanjo Launches New ‘Story Book’

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has launched a children’s story book on peace.

The former civilian and military ruler stated that the new book, ‘Peace Story For Children’, which was launched to celebrate the the 2015 International Day of Peace, was to ensure the entrenchment of sustainable peace in the country, Vanguard reports.

The 14-page booklet illustrated with various cartoons was launched at an event held at the OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, and was attended by pupils from different secondary schools in the state.

The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, who has publicly showed his support for president Muhammadu Buhari, said that it had become imperative to sow the seeds of peace in the minds of children whose minds were more receptive to ideas.

The ex-leader, represented by the Director of the OOPL Centre for Human Security, Professor Peter Okebukola, at the launch of the booklet, emphasised that since the youths were the leaders of tomorrow, imbibing the essence of peace when young should be vigorously pursued.

Obasanjo had been criticised over his book, ‘My Watch’, where he was reported to have washed down former president, Goodluck Jonathan.