Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday called on rich and wealthy Nigerians to help the hopeless and the less-privileged members of the society.
Obasanjo stated this at the carol service organised by his church; the Chapel of Christ The Glorious King, located inside the premises of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.
The former president also called on private investors to come to Ogun State and invest, given the infrastructural development and relative peace being enjoyed there.
He appealed to the former head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan and other industrialists who were indigenes of the state to use their connections in the private sector in attracting more industries to the state.
He said, “I want to appeal to the rich in the society to always remember the less privileged in the society. There are many children without hope out there. We should come to their aid. There are boys and girls in our communities with such problem.
“They have been part of us here and I want to thank the governor for promising to assist them after I had told him about their plight. For us with hope, we should help them”, he said.
Obasanjo said he shared Shonekan’s view, as expressed at the carol service organised by the state government on Monday that the state had witnessed infrastructural transformation, peace and security under the current administration.
He said, “The challenge is for you to bring your colleagues in the private sector and give us more companies.
The occasion witnessed prayers for the state, the country, and Obasanjo’s family and had in attendance traditional rulers, politicians, and choristers from different churches in who sang different Christmas carols.