March 22, 2024

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

By Biodun Busari

Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he plays squash on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to be physically fit.

Obasanjo said this when he paid a courtesy visit to Abia state governor, Alex Otti on Friday.

He earlier lauded Otti for repealing the law that gave pensions to ex-governors and their deputies.

The ex-president was on his way to attend the 61st birthday celebration of his former Special Assistant on Privatisation, Bishop Sunday Onuoha.

Obasanjo who commended Otti for taking time to engage in exercise, said leaders must keep themselves in healthy shape.

“This morning, I came in and I met you exercising. A sound mind and a sound body and I say to you, now I know your secret,” Obasanjo said.

“I was glad when you said you do that every other day. It’s just like me playing squash on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I think a leader must keep himself or herself in a healthy condition,” he said.

The former leader celebrated his 87th birthday on March 5.

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