Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says God has been so good to him, he can’t afford to lie in his presence.
A former Nigerian Army General who was military president from 1976 to 1979; and civilian president from 1999 to 2007, Obasanjo adds that the fact he emerged from a small community in Ogun to become a national and global leader is testament to how good God has been to him and how favored he’s been.
The former president made the remarks at a thanksgiving service which held at the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King, on the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
“God has done a lot for me. I want to do things that will make God show His Mercy on me. I can’t lie to God,” Obasanjo says.
“Those of you who know where I was born, how many of you know Ibogun-Olaogun? The village where I was born is so small that no matter how large you make the map of Nigeria, Ibogun-Olaogun will never appear.
“And yet, somebody born in that village of pure illiterate parents will have the opportunity that I have now, to reach the stage that I have reached, to be used to achieve whatever I have been used to achieve. I cannot thank God enough.
“I always say this, whatever I have achieved, whatever I have done, I thank God because it is not me alone, there are those who have worked with me, some of them are dead, some of them are still alive and without them, I will not have been able to achieve much. On an occasion like this, let us just thank God and keep thanking God”, he adds. Photo Credit: Getty