Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that his incarceration by the late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha was a sort of blessing in disguise for him.
He disclosed that his incarceration shaped his thought profoundly which aided his performance while he was the President of Nigeria.
Speaking at an event held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, the former President said his prison experience enriched him and that it was one of the factors which immensely contributed to his achievements after he was released.
According to Obasanjo, “My prison experience enriched me. In fact, it contributed to my performance while I was in office. A leader must learn from every situation. Although, nobody wants to go to prison but I was in prison when I started learning and keeping myself occupied. I wrote four books while I was in prison rather than become a moron and doing nothing. But I was sure that the man who kept me in prison will not bring me out and I was as well sure that I will get out of prison. Honestly, the prison experience has enriched my life.”dp