Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed his major regret as he clocked 81 years on Monday. According to him, it was “sad and regrettable” that despite the sacrifices they made on him, his parents did not live long to also share and be part of his success story.
Speaking to those who came to felicitate with him on his birthday celebration held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta,he said,
“One of the things that I always missed or remember with some feeling of sadness is that my parents left this world too early and that the sacrifices they have made for me, how I wish they have been around to see the fruit of their labour, that is not to be.
“But if, as Yoruba believe that those who are dead are still able to see those who are here alive, if my parents, where they are, are able to see those of us who are here, they will also be grateful to those who have worked with me to enable me to achieve what, if they’ve been alive, they would have been proud of as my achievements.”