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Book Launch: Osoba Shows Buhari Picture of 1958 Train Ride


Chief Olusegun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun, on Friday at the Presidential Villa Banquet Hall shared with President Muhammadu Buhari memories of his train ride in 1958 from Abeokuta to Osogbo.

Osoba was the book reviewer at the presentation of `Nigeria on Firmer Ground, Towards Lasting Peace and Progress’ which is a compendium of Buhari achievements in the last four years.

The veteran journalist, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said that rail transportation in Nigeria was left in comatose until Buhari revived the sector.

The former governor said that he believed that God brought Buhari to restore the years that corruption had destroyed in Nigeria.

“It is my strong belief that God gave us Buhari, a man of towering integrity to restore the years that locust of corruption has eaten deep into our fabrics. May we never go back to those years.

“On Thursday, the Alake of Egba Land took the rail from Lagos to Abeokuta; for me 61 years ago I took a train ride from Abeokuta to Osogbo.

“ Mr President I am going to present you a picture on me in a train 61 years ago, 1958.

“ The train went dead but you came and revived it; we in Yoruba land are always with you because your philosophy is same with our political father, Awolowo whose philosophy is welfarism and egalitarianism; we will massively support you in Ogun State and Yoruba Land in general.

Osoba also recalled that in June 12, 1984, Buhari appointed him the Manager Director of Daily Times and Tony Momoh, the General Manager of Daily Times.


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