I don’t know my age – Obasanjo

I don’t know my age – Obasanjo

Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that he has no knowledge of the year and date of his birth, adding that he arrived at March 5, 1937 through guesswork.

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Obasanjo stated this on Thursday in Abeokuta at the 2017 International Youth Variety Day and Public Presentation of volume one of his books for Children, a programme, which was one of the events lined up for his  80th birthday activities.

The former President, who expressed his doubt about being born on March 5, 1937,  revealed that he had made several efforts including travelling to India to know when he was born.

He said, “‎I do not know the date of my birth, then, I used to ask my mum that ‘mama they said we should come to school with our date of birth and my mum will say you are very stupid, you are born on Ifo market day. And whoever wants to know the date of your birth, tell them you are born on Ifo market day.

“She explained that all she could remember was Ifo market day. she was ready to go to Ifo market that day before she went into labour , before those that went to market comes back ‎I have already been bone.

“That then led me into the trouble of trying to find out when I was born, I was not as lucky as some of my colleagues that have their date of birth.

“In fact, I went to an astronomer in India, I told him to look at my palm and tell me my real age, but ,all he told me was that I will have longevity of life, but, that was not what I went to do. So, I concluded on the date that I have chosen.”

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