Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has told of the fear he used to nurse that he would die young.
Makinde made this known on Thursday at a thanksgiving service organised to commemorate his 52 birthday at St Peter’s Cathedral, Aremo, Ibadan.
The governor said he was of the conviction that he would not live beyond age, 30, adding that he had thought he would join the army and got killed in the war front.
He recounted his and that of his friend’s futile efforts to enlist in the army
According to him: “There is nothing really much to say; today is my birthday and I am getting mature. Quite frankly, I never thought I would live up to 30. I have a friend here and every time we were talking, we always thought that we would go into the Army, fight, get killed and that would be the end of our story.
“We actually went for recruitment into the Army but were rejected. But today, we are seeing Seyi Makinde at 52 and all I can do is to give thanks to God.”