“I Washed Dead Bodies For 10 Years To Survive” -Oyo State Governor Ajimobi
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has opened up on how he hustled while outside of the country studying as a young man. According to him, he washed dead bodies to pay his tuition fees.
Ajimobi said this yesterday at a South-West Youths Regional Summit in Osogbo.
The Governor, while urging the youths to have a positive mindset towards hard work, said he spent eight years abroad washing dead bodies to survive.
He said his parents only sent him 30 dollars all through his stay abroad, adding that he had to look for a way to survive.
In his words:
“I left Nigeria in 1963 to study abroad, but throughout my stay there, I was washing dead bodies to support myself to go to school.
“Whenever I got home from work, I will be weeping, remembering the number of dead bodies I washed.
“My boss at work then said I should not be afraid , adding that such feeling is normal for first comers. He encouraged me to always see those dead bodies as iced fish.
“But against all odds, I survived and that is why I am urging youths to see hard work as the only way to success. I am saying this to challenge the youth of our next generation not to give up.
“This is our chance as youths and as Yorubas to come together to chart a successful pathway for the country.’’