Former President Olusegun Obasanjo walked 18 kilometres around Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, on Monday as part of the Baptist Boys High School’s centennial celebrations.
Obasanjo led current and old students of the school in Abeokuta, joined by the leadership of the Old Boys’ Association, led by the National President, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku.
The former president dazzled residents, motorists, and passers-by during the walk.
The Special Assistant to Obasanjo on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, stated that hundreds of residents praised Obasanjo and echoed his name for his prowess, energy and endurance to embark on the walk despite his age.
Among those who hosted Obasanjo and his team were the Olu Ibara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade; a former Minister of Finance, Onolapo Soleye; and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo.
Obasanjo was also joined at the palace of Alake by some old school friends.
They walked amid the singing of the school anthem, among other songs, through Oke Egunya, Igbore, Oke-Igbein, and at the palace of Oba Omolade, at Omida.
Thereafter, they moved to Soleye’s Ibara Housing Estate residence.
Shortly after the visit to Alake, the octogenarian headed towards Saje, the host community of the school.
The journey took them through Isale Ake, Adatan, and Kugba Road before entering the rehabilitated Saje Road into the school premises.
“The walk covered an 18-kilometre stretch when added together,” Oyesiku said.
He commended Obasanjo for the spirit behind the centenary anniversary exercise.