I Ran From Arabic School Because Of Cane – Obasanjo


A former president in Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo reportedly disclosed on Sunday that the fear of cane made him abandon Arabic school while he was young.

The former president, who now holds a doctoral degree in Christian Theology, reportedly revealed this in Abeokuta during the inauguration and turbaning of Sheikh Salis Adenekan as the Grand Caliph of the Tijaniyyah for Yorubaland, Edo, and Delta States.

Obasanjo stated, “When I was young, I have told the story many times, that koboko (horsewhip) did not allow me to learn kewu (Arabic) effectively.”

He maintained, “But despite that, I still remember many of those songs that we used to render.”

 He indicated, “I am here to greet you. What we are gathered for has to do with religion. And one of our major goals, while living on earth is to make Al-janat.”

He added, “Whoever knows there is Al-Janat, he or she won’t joke about the religious practices during his or her sojourn on earth.”



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