Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that everything about his life including his emergence as Nigerian President happened by accident except farming.
Obasanjo, an ex-military Head of State before being elected civilian president in 1999, said this in an interview on Saturday with Segun Odegbami in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He said, “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.
“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.
Advising youth on the need to fight for their rights, and take up leadership, the former President said, “My advice for Nigerian youths is that, never let anybody tell you that you are the leaders of tomorrow. If you wait for tomorrow before you take over leadership, that tomorrow may not come; they will destroy it.”