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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he was happy during his time at the Yola Prison.

Obasanjo made the comment on Monday, February 8, 2016, while speaking at the 50th anniversary of the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) in Lagos, The Cable reports.

“When I was in prison, I was always bubbling with joy, because I derive joy in the presence of God. This shows that you can be happy in spite of your situation,” he said.

“So, rather than seek happiness, seek God and every other thing will fall into place. Man has been in search of happiness through position, reputation, greatness, wealth and even through atrocities.

“All these can only produce man-made happiness that cannot last. Man lacks the ability to make himself happy and in the quest for happiness, we look in the wrong direction and places,” he added.

Obasanjo was sentenced to life imprisonment by former military dictator, Sani Abacha in 1995.

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