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I’m ready to die – Ex-President Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, said not even the fear of death could prevent him from raising his voice when needed as an elder statesman in Nigeria and Africa in general.

Obasanjo revealed this in a two-day interactive session of the Presidential Youth Mentorship Retreat, held at the Youth Development Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The Owu-born octogenarian said that God favored him to live long after having served as military head of state and as democratically-elected President of the country.

He said that young people throughout the African region needed the tutoring of their leaders.

Addressing young people, Obasanjo advised them to sacrifice themselves individually and collectively to make the African continent a great nation.

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“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.

“The world today is in crisis; I believed that youths need interaction from leaders and learning from them. I want to be inspired at the end of this programme.

“I want you to identify yourself and use your identity to achieve service to God and humanity,” he told the youths.