Everything in my Life is by accident, Including Becoming President- Obasanjo

On Saturday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo confessed that everything in his life has come about by accident.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The octogenarian said even his emergence as the military Head of State and President in 1999 were by mistake.

He said this while featuring on a radio program hosted by Segun Odegbami on Eagles7 Sports 103.7 FM, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

When the host asked him when his romance with farming began, he retorted “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.”

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