Everything about me is by accident except farming – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, revealed that everything about him is by accident including him becoming Head of State and president of Nigeria, except for arming.

Olusegun Obasanjo who served as an ex-military Head of State before he was elected as a civilian president in 1999.

Speaking on a live radio interview with Segun Odegbami on Eagles7 Sports 103.7 FM, Abeokuta, Obasanjo said he was always proud to be addressed as a farmer.

Odegbami had asked Obasanjo to speak about what he termed his “romance with farming.”

In response, the former president said, “I don’t like the word you used, ‘romance with farming’. I am a farmer. What do you mean by romance. Everything I have done in my life is by accident. The only thing that is not accidental is farming. Every other thing that I’ve been is by accident. And you called that romance? No! What do you mean by romance?

“You know my beginning. I was born and bred in a village. I went to school by accident. My father just said, ‘won’t you do something different?’ So I went into farming.

“When you look at countries that have made it, they developed on agriculture. First, for the purpose of food security; second, for the purpose of processing what they get from their farms, which is the beginning of industrialisation. Third, to give it out as export, which is for the purpose of foreign exchange; and fourth, as a means of generating employment for the youth.”

Meanwhile, Obasanjo further advised Nigerian youths to take over leadership positions right now. He said youths should not allow anyone to address them as leaders of tomorrow, saying the tomorrow may never come.”

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Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu known professionally as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, Journalist and Content Editor. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

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