Former President Obasanjo says he is not afraid of death

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he won’t act like a coward and be afraid of death.

Obasanjo made this claim the two-day interactive session of the Presidential Youth Mentorship Retreat held at the Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.

Obasanjo at the event which held on Monday and Tuesday also advised youths to make individual and collective sacrifices to make Africa a great continent.

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The former President who ruled as a military head of state from February 1976 to October 1979 and also as a democratic president from May 1999 to May 2007 further said his priority is to build leaders who would lead Africa to the promised land.

Obasanjo in his own words said, “I’m not afraid of death at my age. God has favoured me and I appreciate God’s blessings on me over these years.

“My concern over the years is to build leaders of Africa. My greatest concern is tomorrow and that tomorrow begins today.”

He said God had favoured him to live long after serving as Head of State and President of the country.

Obasanjo further mentioned that the purpose of the retreat was to facilitate the release of creative energies of young people.

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