Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has opened up on his hustle while
outside of the country studying as a young man and 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, Daily Post reports.
The Governor, while urging the youth 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.
“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 or fear, 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.’’
Ajimobi, however, urged Yoruba leaders and governors to unite for the
progress of the Yoruba race.