January 17, (THEWILL) – Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo led current and old students of Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) Abeokuta, Ogun State, on an 18km walk around the town as part of the centenary celebrations of the school.
Obasanjo, who was joined by the leadership of the Old Boys Association, led by the National President, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku and large numbers of the current students, entertained residents, motorists and passers-by on the walk.
A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Monday, stated that hundreds of residents and enthusiasts echoed and praised Obasanjo’s names for his prowess, energy and endurance to embark on the walk despite his age.
Among those who played host to Obasanjo and his team was the Olu Ibara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade; former Finance Minister, Onolapo Soleye; and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Adedotun Gbadebo. It was at the visit to the Palace of Alake, that some aged old schoolmates joined them.
They walked while singing the school anthem among other songs, through Oke Egunya, Igbore, Oke Igbein, and at Omida the palace of Oba Omolade.
Thereafter, the walkers moved to the Ibara Housing Estate, the residence of Soleye. Subsequently, the team took the walk to Ake, the palace of Oba Gbadebo.