By Mr Boku u.
The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library is a library owned by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the former President of Nigeria.
The OOPL is located at Presidential Boulevard Way, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, operating within the hour of 9AM–5PM daily. OOPL was established 2017. Former president Olusegun Obasanjo conceived in 1988, the idea to establish the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library remained just an idea until 10 years later when Chief Olusegun Obasanjo rode from prison to the State House as Nigeria’s second elected Executive President. He later, established the Office of Presidential Libraries with a stated mission to see the OOPL idea translated into reality.
The presidential library’s complex is strategically located at the intersection of two major roads that lead into the city of Abeokuta from two different directions, namely:-
The Presidential Boulevard
The MKO Abiola Way.
The first leads to Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, and the second leads to Ibadan, formerly the largest city in Nigeria and West Africa. This complex is about 32 hectares, which lay in the immediate vicinity of the Federal High Court, the City Stadium, the Federal and State Governments’ Secretariats, a golf course and several high-brow residential estates.
The construction of the complex presented a lot of environmental and physical challenges because of the site’s unique topographical formation. Almost 47 per cent of the site is covered with outcrops of igneous granite rock formation.
The shape and outlook of the rock formations are impressive and interesting. A plateau-like formation serves as a natural helipad. Others form hillocks that create an excellent view of the entire complex and major areas of the surrounding cityscape. The site is not all rock. A swift stream empties into a small swamp and was dammed to provide water and electricity. The dam is one of the highlights of any visit to the library complex.
The Presidential Library was planned with the burden of being the first of its kind on the continent. Several revenue-generating tourist centres are included in its design. They generate the funds that keep the gates open. for more details visit:https://www.flyboku.com/blogs/discover-the-first-african-presidential-library-oopl-lagos-nigeria---1195