Speaking to reporters at the inauguration of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library and Museum at the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Babalakin noted that the facility is the first of its kind in Africa.
He urged other leaders to follow the example set by the former president.
“It was an epoch-making event with far reaching positive signals for mankind,” he said.
“I hope the historical context of this occasion would be greatly appreciated and spur other African leaders to document their lives, especially during the period when they exercised power, for the benefit of providing information and guidance for the next generation.”
In a congratulatory letter, the Bi-Courtney Limited (BCL), a member of Babalakin’s Resort Group, operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), noted that the terminal is one of the many landmark achievements of Obasanjo.
“Indeed it remains on record that your vision, foresight and intellectual appreciation of the need for the advancement of the aviation industry led to the completion of Nigeria’s first Public-Private Partnership Agreement (MMA2),” the letter read.
“We are proud that the success of this trail-blazing initiative, against all odds, stands as a testament to your pioneering vision as well as your belief in this business model for the development of our critical infrastructure.”
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), which took 12 years to complete, is a repository for archival material including 15 million documents, two million books and 4,000 artefacts and memorabilia spanning the former president’s life.
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