Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday, August 26, explained what had prevented him from joining the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
The ex-leader of the country spoke at the meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun state, as he was decorated as grand patron of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Alumni Association. According to Vanguard, Chief Obasanjo confessed he would have loved to participate in the NYSC but could not.
“Somebody wrote me a letter when he got to know that I have graduated from NOUN, he wanted me to do national youth service, but unfortunately for him there is age limit.”
Obasanjo, who hosted guests at his residence, noted that the establishment of the NOUN posed a unique chance for people to massively access higher education in the country.READ ALSO: Stop Complaining, Start Fixing! – Nigerians React To Buhari’s Criticism Of Past Governments
Obasanjo was one of those recently subjected to harsh criticism by the incumbent president.
Earlier this week Muhammadu Buhari accused past governments of recklessness in subsidy payments. He expressed great displeasure with the way of managing “oil affairs” in the country since he had left office as the petroleum minister and head of state in 1985.