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Everything I’ve Done In My Life Is By Accident- Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that everything he has done in his life is by accident.

The former Nigerian leader stated this on Saturday during an appearance on a radio station programme in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.

Obasanjo disclosed that the only thing that he did that was not accidental is farming, stressing that his father encouraged him to go into agriculture.

The former leader also stated that he went to school by accident, noting that his love for farming has increased since he started.

When asked about his romance with farming, Obasanjo 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 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.”

Obasanjo also challenged Nigerian youths to rise up and take over leadership positions in the country rather than waiting for the future.

“My advice for Nigerian youths is that they should never let anybody tell them that they are the leaders of tomorrow. If you wait for tomorrow before you take over leadership, that tomorrow may not come. They will destroy it.

“This is the time the youth should get up and make it happen,” he said.

Source https://www.naijanews.com/2022/07/24/everything-ive-done-in-my-life-is-by-accident-obasanjo/

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