- Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he wishes to live beyond 100 years of age
- The ex-Nigerian leader disclosed this at the one year anniversary of the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sabur Bakare, Jamolu II
- Obasanjo explained that he would like to have more opportunities to celebrate Oba Bakare
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Nigeria's former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, August 18, expressed his desire to live above the age of 100 years in order to celebrate the Agura of Gbagura, Oba Sabur Bakare, Jamolu II.
Oba Bakare who received the staff of office from former Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on May 21, 2019, celebrated his first coronation anniversary as the 9th Agura of Gbagura in Egbaland in Abeokuta.
According to Sahara Reporters, the former president who was part of the dignitaries present at the anniversary of the monarch disclosed this while speaking at the interdenominational service.
The 83-year-old went on to note that he will be alive in another 19 years to celebrate the monarch's 20th coronation anniversary.
He said: “I will be here to celebrate your 20th anniversary with you whether I am invited or not. By the time I also partake in celebrating your 20th anniversary with you, if God wishes, He can call me to come and meet Him in heaven because I know by that time, I will be above 100 or more.”
Obasanjo joins the list of prominent Nigerians who have expressed their thoughts on how long they would like to live.
Back in 2019, after the former governor of Oyo state, late Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi celebrated his 70th birthday, he had craved for more years to enjoy all that he had laboured for before death came knocking.
He made a stunning disclosure about how no male child from his paternal side reached the milestone of 70 including his father.
Ajimobi who had hoped he could set a longer age record by reaching 96 said all his wishes came to pass except that he wanted to die as a nonagenarian.
However, the former governor, unfortunately, lost the battle to complications from coronavirus on Thursday, June 25.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has said that if God permits, he would only want to live for 90 years.
The governor who will be 60 years in 2021 disclosed this during a special session with members of Youth Parliament to mark the International Youth Day on Wednesday, August 12.
While expressing concern over social vices that have bedeviled the country, Governor Ortom said the young Nigerians need a new orientation as they spend most of their time on social media platforms insulting elders.
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