A March of progress: collected speeches of His Excellency Lt. General Olusegun Obasanjo.

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Lagos State (P.O. Box 7680):Third Press International, Div. of Okpaku Communications Company, Ltd

Our philosophy; Nine days and after; New challenges and great expectations; Justice and fair play; Tackling our social problems; Nigeria first; Housing and rent control; Education key to development; Liberation of Angola; Call to duty; Eid-el malud festival; Anti-inflation budget; Back to action; Let's feed ourselves; Our forward march continues; Local government; Nigerian youth organizations; Religious organizations; Welcoming president Tolbert of Liberia; Dawn of a new era; National episcopal conference; Nigerian universities and university colleges; The Nigerian national arts theatre; Transition to civil rule welcoming president Ngouabi of the Congo Republic; Welcoming president Pereira of Cape Verde; Federal electoral commission; Convocation ceremonies of the university of Ibadan; Jaji graduates; Welcoming president Nyerere of Tanzania; 1976 eid-el-kabir message; 1976 christmas message; Local government elections; 1977 new year's message; Welcoming president Kaunda of Zambia; Second world black and African festival of arts and culture: Opening ceremony; FESTAC colloquium; FESTAC regatta; FESTAC Durbar; Launching the 20 currency; Closing ceremony of FESTAC; Inauguration of the federal court of appeal; Traditional leaders; Welcoming president ceausescu of Rumania; Goodwill message to FESTAC staff; National honours award; The international day for the elimination of racial discrimination; The 1977/78 budget speech; Changes in the functions of the civil service; 1st all-African scout jamboree; Closing ceremonies; 1977 easter message; Citizenship and leadership; Problems of the haji; Nigerian national petroleum corporation; Libreville OAU summit; Discipline in school; State visit to the republic of Niger; ECOWAS council of ministers Lagos meeting; Third national sports festival; Towards compulsory primary education in Nigeria; State visit to the republic of Cameroun; World conference for action against apartheid; First west African games; Constituent assembly elections; The Jaji address; Seventeenth independence anniversary celebrations; Inauguration of the constituent assembly; State visit to the United States of America; Accepting key to the city of Washington; White house dinner; Howard university; Joint luncheon with congressional committees; U.N. general assembly address; New York business community; Welcoming president Jablonski of Poland; Episcopal conference of Anglophone West Africa; 1977 eid-el-kabir message; Lagos international trade fair; Lake Chad basin commission summit; State visit to Mauritania; Welcoming president Machel of Mozambique; Ahmadu Bello university convocation; 1977 id-el-fitri message; 1978 new year's message; National development plans; Registration of voters; Welcoming president Neto of Angola; Presentation of warrant of office to National chief scout; National advisory council on education for citizenship; Traditional rulers;13th independence anniversary of the Gambia; 1978 national honours award; Welcoming president Kountche of Niger; Attorneys-general's conference; 1978/79 budget speech; The Khartoum address; Afforestation programme to combat; The sahara threat; The transition to civilian government: The role of traditional rulers in the transition to civilian rule; The role of religious leaders; The presidential system and the civil service; The press and nation building; The historic accomplishments of the constituent assembly; The return of party politics (state of dmergency lifted); Nation's petroleum refinery at Warri; Sapele thermal power station commissioner (power for social and economic development); Let us always remember the lessons of our recent past;

This book is a collection of speeches made by Lt. General Olusegun Obasanjo both as Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters, and as Head of the Federal Military Government, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, a post he held from February 13, 1976, soon after the assassination of Lt. General Murtala Ramat Muhammed in an attempted coup-de-tat. As Chief of Staff and Head of State, General Obasanjo always acted in line with the philosophy of his Administration, which is to adopt a military posture in all its actions; to be close to the people, responding to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians; to run an open administration which would be ready to consider genuine and and to take actions resulting from extensive Constructive criticisms and ideas, and discussions and careful considerations.