Monday, 8 February 2016
I WAS HAPPY WHEN ABACHA SENTENCED ME TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT – OBASANJO
the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha.
The former president delivered a speech at the 50th anniversary of the Bible Society of Nigeria held at the Muson Centre,Onikan, Lagos.
He presented a bible, regarded as world’s biggest, alongside other BSN patrons which included former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; former Head of the Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku and Chairman, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Elder Felix Ohiwerei.
Delivering the BSN’s annual lecture titled: “Man in pursuit of happiness,” Obasanjo said, “When I was in prison, I had joy. I was always bubbly, teaching and preaching to other prisoners.
“It was because of the joy I had found in God, although it can be said to be abnormal that one is in prison and is happy.”
“I was put in jail, even though I didn’t deserve it.”
Gowon and Shonekan thanked the BSN for appointing them as patrons and urged the society to continue its good work.