I learnt from 419 guys while in prison – Obasanjo


Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said he in the habit of seeking knowledge of any kind.

Obasanjo stated this in an interview with New Telegraph where he said even while he was in prison during the time of Sani Aabacha he didn’t abandon the habit.

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He cited two weird instances to the paper:  I believe is that wherever you find yourself, try and learn lessons. If you find yourself in the midst of an ocean, what lesson can you learn? I remember when I was at Eaton Centre in Ikoyi, just looking at the wall of the centre, there was a family of lizards; father, mother and two young lizards, and they became my focus. I learnt a lot from them being in prison. I thank God that the prison was not the end of my life.

“…Again, without being immodest, there is nobody who has had the kind of outreach I have had and the type of experience that I have had. Like I have told you, I learn in every situation. Even in prison, I called the 419 boys to come and teach me their tactics, just to learn. I think I love Nigeria and humanity and my experience has shown me what is possible.”

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