The former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that the present height he attained in life was made possible for him by God.
This declaration was made in Ogun state while speaking at a thanksgiving service organised to honor him by the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ogun state chapter.
The programme was held at the Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The event was well attended by some prominent Nigerians namely Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun; Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun, Olusegun Oni; former governor of Ekiti; and Akinwunmi Adesina, president, African Development Bank (AfDB), attended the programme.
Obasanjo said that he would continue doing things that will make God show him mercy.
“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.”
Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun; Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun, Olusegun Oni; former governor of Ekiti; and Akinwunmi Adesina, president, African Development Bank (AfDB), attended the programme.