Obasanjo Rides Keke NAPEP, Picks Passengers

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was on Saturday watched Riding Keke NAPEP and picking passengers in his home town, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Obasanjo took off from the Moshood Abiola Way and rode round some major streets.

Dressed in white native attire and wearing a fez cap, the former President picked up passengers randomly from the take-off point towards the end of the popular Kuto Market in the town.

The development attracted residents who were excited to see him on the move, just as many passengers were eager to ride with him.

The move was part of activities to mark his 85th anniversary after he turned 85 in March but has continued to engage in activities to celebrate it.

He donated 85 tricycles to young people across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory last month, as part of the activities.

At the event tagged ‘OBJ @85’, free tricycles were presented through the Youth Development Centre of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

He challenged Nigerian youths not to abandon the country to those who are currently messing it up, adding that despite the many challenges confronting Nigeria, there are opportunities for them to take advantage of.

The ex-President urged young Nigerians to roll up their sleeves and make needed contributions towards addressing the challenges of the nation.

He said, “The first thing we want to prove is that there are opportunities galore in this country.

“Yes, things are not what they should be, but you, as youths, individually and collectively, must make up your mind, make contributions in order to make things the way they should be.

“If you leave things to those who are messing it up for you and who are saying you are the leaders of tomorrow, you will never have that tomorrow.”

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