Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo, to reduce his activities and workload.
Among other activities, the Governor asked Obasanjo to slow his frequent trips outside the country, writing of open letters and sporting activities.
Amosun, speaking at Obasanjo’s 81st birthday in Abeokuta, told him the need to reduce his activities, because he is not getting younger.
The governor described Obasanjo as a nationalist, who’s love for Nigeria could not be challenged.
Even outside Nigeria, the governor said Obasanjo is regarded as one of the three greatest leaders in Africa, dead or alive.
He said, “Love him or hate him, there’s something nobody can take away from him, he’s a true nationalist, Baba loves Nigeria and I know that there’s absolutely nothing he wouldn’t want to do for Nigeria.
“Even beyond the shores of Nigeria, if you start counting, Baba would be one of the best three giants of Africa, many of whom are now no longer with us. There’s no way history of our nation, Nigeria and the continent of Africa would be written without the prominent mention of Baba.
“When they were praying for Baba, they said 120 and I said 100 is OK, but Baba, when you live to that age, don’t write letters, don’t write ooo, because Baba would continue writing when he lives till 120. Please, don’t write ooo.
“Please reduce your activities, you’re not getting young anymore. Baba please slow down, you’re not getting younger anymore, we are not saying Baba should be indoors because he would die, but while you’re doing anything, please slow down because we still want to have you around for many years.”