Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday, January 16th, led both current and old students of Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta on an 18 km walk round Abeokuta.
The walk was part of activities designed to celebrate the centenary celebrations of the school.
Joined by the leadership of the old boys association, led by the National President, Prof. Kayode Oyesiku and large numbers of the current students, Obasanjo, entertained residents, motorists and passers-by on the walk.
A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, said that hundreds of residents and enthusiasts voiced their praises for 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, were the Olubara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade, former Finance Minister, Onolapo Soleye and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo. It was while he was visiting the palace of Alake, that some aged old school mates joined them on the walk.
They walked amid singing of 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 again to Ake, the palace of Oba Gbadebo.
Shortly after the visit to Alake, still bustling with energy, the octogenarian entered back on the road and headed towards Saje, a journey that took them through Isale Ake, Adatan, Kugba Road before entering the rehabilitated Saje Road into the school premises.
Oyesiku disclosed that the walk covered an 18 km stretch when added together, as he commended the old boys of the school for the spirit behind the centenary anniversary exercise.