As part of activities to mark his 85th anniversary, former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday rode a tricycle across some major parts of Abeokuta town, taking some passengers along for the ride.
The elder statesman, dressed in white native attire and wearing a fez cap, took off from the Moshood Abiola Way, a stone’s throw to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station, and was later spotted picking up passengers randomly from the take-off point towards the end of the popular Kuto Market in the town.
Obasanjo had last month as part of his birthday celebration, donated 85 tricycles to young people across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory.
At the event tagged “OBJ @85”, free tricycles were presented through the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.
He challenged Nigerian youths not to abandon the country to those who are currently messing it up, adding that despite the many challenges confronting Nigeria, there are opportunities for them to take advantage of.
The ex-President urged young Nigerians to roll up their sleeves and make needed contributions towards addressing the challenges of the nation, admitting that though there are challenges they should not leave things to those who are messing it up.
Some of the photos are published Below…