A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed how he wrote four books while he was in prison. According to him prison experience enriched him.
He said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden edition of ASIS International, ASIS 206 Lagos Annual Leadership Retreat, held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The former President said his prison experience enriched him and it was one of the factors which immensely contributed to his achievements as President.
The event was organised by ASIS to fashion out ways of bringing all private security outfits in the country under an umbrella.
He said, “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 slowpoke 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.”
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