Former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday that he would not have become a him today.
He said this in his speech titled “Eyin Ni Iwe Wa: You Are Our Letter” as part of the school’s centenary celebrations held at the school’s OGD hall in the Abeokuta Saje area.
“Let me congratulate all the students and living who passed through the BBHS portal after death, whether they are a product of Oke Egunya or Oke-Saje, they are the same. As Mr. EL Akisanya said, “We have a good tradition (A wa ni ogun rere)”.
“Let us preserve it and pass it on forever. What all these great products of the BBHS have in common is the godly virtues instilled in them by the schools. That is an education plus. We will write it to us as BBHS wherever we go Letters to family, our community, our state, our country, our continent, and our world.
” We must impact with humility, honesty, integrity, wisdom, courage, power, and fear of God—these must continue to be our characteristics and attributes in order to make a permanent difference wherever we are. We have to be different,” Obasanjo added.
The former headteacher said the school’s product was fostered on godly virtues and was a good testament to the school.
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He mentioned Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Prime Minister of the defunct Western Region; DS Adegbenro Chief Minister, Minister of Lands, then Minister of Local Government, who was later Prime Minister of the Western Region for a short period; Professor Bolaji Idowu, the first Nigerian Methodist Chairman; Dean Duro Oluyemi, first principal of Abeokuta African Church Grammar School; and his immediate successor, Prince Gbogboade.
He added, “To this list we must add Professor Rambo, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan and Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization; Chief Samuel Sogbin, Minister of the Western Region; Dr Soleye, former Minister of Finance; Prince Bola Ajibola, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague; and Chief M. Ola Yusuf, who had a distinguished career at John Holt.
Today, there are outstanding old boys from all walks of life, namely the private sector, academia, the military and paramilitary organizations, civil society, traditional rule, etc. This is Professor Kayode Oyesiku, the current president of the BBHS Old Boys Association. I believe I must not Would be too forgetful to really miss you, son of Obasanjo, a humble war winning general and former military head of state and ex-president of Nigeria.
“Chief MKO Abiola, Nigeria’s first telecommunications millionaire and famous winner of the 1993 Presidential Election, was alone in class. If it weren’t for Nigeria bad belle, MKO Abiola as president, and me as president, we would need One more old student of BBHS will be the president, and after three terms, he will be permanently positioned in BBHS. This is a challenge for future generations of old boys. I cannot leave out people like Chief Dada, who served as the president after working in FAO The State Minister of Agriculture and I work together with Funsho Kupolokun who has done a great job with me as the Group Managing Director of NNPC.At the state level, I cannot forget Gbenga Daniel who is the Governor of Ogun State.
” I cannot leave out such traditional rulers as Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Arak of Egbalan; Oba Adegboyega Dosunmu, the late Olowu of the Kingdom of Owu; and Oba Olufemi Omolade, Olubara of Ibara, my personal friend and classmate, Snatched my most cherished peanuts when we were in school.”