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Buhari treks 800 metres, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

Buhari treks 800 metres, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

Physical exercise is no longer just about getting sweaty or honing your body. Scientists have found an indisputable link between physical fitness and brain power. Little wonder, why world leaders – despite their busy schedules – find time for exercise.

US President Donald Trump plays golf to maintain physical fitness. Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, maintains fitness with boxing workouts.

Also, Nigerian leaders are not left out; President Muhammadu Buhari treks while ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan plays football and jogs respectively.

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Check out the pictures of the Nigerian leaders as they burn out some calories:

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

Former president Obasanjo playing football as part of the activities to mark his 78th birthday in 2015. Credit: vozafric.com

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

'Captain' Obasanjo with jersey number 78 playing football as part of the activities to mark his 78th birthday in 2015. Credit: vozafric.com

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

Former president Jonathan on the Campaign Trail in March 2015, at the “Solidarity Rally in Support of President Jonathan and the Vice President” in Abuja. Photo credit: Facebook

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

Jonathan with the former vice president, Namadi Sambo, exercising. Credit: Facebook

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

President Buhari trekking 800 metres from the Eid-praying ground (Eid-el-Kabir) on Tuesday, August 21in Daura to his private residence. Credit: Facebook/Femi Adesina

Buhari treks 800meters, Obasanjo plays football, Jonathan jogs - How Nigerian leaders exercise (photos)

President Buhari shunned protocol and opted to trek some 800 metres, acknowledging cheers from Nigerians, who lined up on his home route to catch a glimpse of him. Credit: Facebook/Femi Adesina

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency said President Buhari, by trekking 800 metres from the Eid-praying ground in Daura to his private residence, had demonstrated his fitness to run for a second term.

The presidency issued the statement in response to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, one of the PDP presidential aspirants, who said that President Buhari is “too old’’ to continue to rule the country beyond 2019.

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