As the Founder of the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation I want to make clear my intentions of forming an internationally recognized Foundation. I have come from humble beginnings in Nigeria and have been witness to many difficult aspects of life. I have been fortunate to have overcome many of these challenges and feel a deep sense of obligation to give back what I can to the people of Nigeria and indeed all people on the Continent of Africa.
The initiatives of the Foundation are those that have become my passion and which I have dedicated my life’s work to advance. These initiatives are critical to the advancement of human security for our people. People can only progress in life when they are not hungry, when they are educated, when jobs are accessible, and they are not permanently threatened by lack of access to health care. I make this heartfelt commitment that the Foundation will make significant progress in the interest of those it intends to serve, and will leave a positive legacy throughout Africa.