Convocation: Obasanjo Apologises After ‘Bad Roads’ Force Former President To Arrive Late

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was full of apologies at the convocation ceremony in Afe Babalola University Thursday after “bad roads” caused the former president to arrive late to the event.

Mr Obasanjo, who was president between 1999 and 2007, expressed displeasure at the deplorable condition of the roads in the country, describing it as an impediment to the movements of citizens in the pursuit of their businesses.

He was attending the Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD)’s 10th convocation ceremony.

“Kindly accept my apologies for coming late to this ceremony,” said Mr Obasanjo, 85, who travelled to the event from his home in Abeokuta, about 300 kilometres away.

“I thought if I leave Abeokuta at 4.30 a.m. that I will get to ABUAD at 10 a.m. But when we got to the middle of the journey, the conditions of our roads were bad.

“We started asking which was the best route to take to get to Ado Ekiti. It was tough before we could get here, kindly pardon me.”

In his speech, the former president praised the university’s founder, Afe Babalola, for replicating and surpassing in ABUAD, what he did at the University of Lagos when he appointed him the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council.

Mr Babalola served as the pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos between 2000 and 2007.

Mike Ozekhome, a human rights lawyer, was the guest lecturer at the occasion. He spoke on the topic: The Place of Education in a Crisis-Ridden Nigeria.

-Premium Times

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