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Olusegun Obasanjo’s Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Education, And Awards

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Olusegun Obasanjo is a Nigerian political and military leader who served as Nigeria’s head of state from 1976 to 1979 and later as its president from 1999 to 2007. He attended the National Open University of Nigeria. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wives, Education, Awards, Political parties, etc.


Who is Olusegun Obasanjo?

Obasanjo is a Nigerian political and military leader. Born in the village of Ibogun-Olaogun to a farming family of the Owu branch of the Yoruba, Obasanjo was educated largely in Abeokuta.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Full name: Chief Olusegun Matthew Okikiola Ogunboye Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR

Date of birth: 5 March 1937

Age: 85

Place of birth: Abeokuta

State of origin: Ogun State

Nationality: Nigerian

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Education: National Open University of Nigeria

Children: Iyabo, Dare, Adeboye, Gbenga, Olubumi, and Damilola

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Occupation: Politician

Political party: People’s Democratic Party(PDP)

Spouse: Stella Obasanjo (m. ?–2005), Lynda Obasanjo (m. ?–1987)

Parents: Amos Adigun Obasanjo Bankole(Father), Ashabi Obasanjo(Mother)

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Before he left office, in April 1979, Obasanjo promoted himself to the role of general; as a four-star general, he continued to receive a salary from the state. Having left office in October, he returned to Abeokuta. Following a six-week course at an agricultural training college, Obasanjo then set himself up as a farmer, hoping to set an example in encouraging agricultural self-reliance. He obtained at least 230 hectares of land in Ota on which to establish his farm, they’re moving into a brick farmhouse.

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There was local hostility to his obtaining so much land, and much litigation was brought against him because of it. His agricultural activities were organised through his Temperance Enterprises Limited, later renamed Obasanjo’s Farms Limited. He devoted particular attention to poultry farming; by the mid-1980s, his farm was hatching 140,000 chicks a week. He developed farms elsewhere in Yorubaland, and by 1987 he employed over 400 workers at eight locations. As did other senior Yoruba figures, Obasanjo sponsored poor students who attended his former school in Abeokuta.

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