Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has spoken about his humble background while recounting his journey in life so far. He noted that his village Ibogun-Olaogun in Ogun state is so small, it does not appear on the Nigerian map.
Speaking at the Thanksgiving service of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun state chapter which held at Presidential Library, Abeokuta on Thursday Jan 2, 2019, the former Nigerian leader said;
“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.
“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.”