Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that Nigeria cannot afford to lose former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Abiodun said the former president still had “a lot to offer the nation and humanity.”
The governor said this on Sunday when the former president paid a condolence visit to him over the death of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, at his Iperu-Remo Family House.
He said, “Baba, you are going nowhere. Baba, by the grace of God, you will live longer. We cannot afford your going now. You have been my father over the years, but, now that my biological father has gone to meet with the saints, you have to step up now to be my father,” Abiodun said.
The governor, who described his father as humble, God-fearing, disciplined and focused man, stressed that he lived for his family and community.
Obasanjo in his remarks, called on the people to take a lesson from the death of Pa Abiodun, noting everyone would answer the call one day no matter how long.
The former President said, “The lesson from this is that one day we will be no more. It does not matter how long we live, but how we lived. What will people say about you? Baba lived a life of service to his community, God and his family.
“I have come to share in the grief of missing a loved one. It does not matter how old, we still miss them. Baba has done his best and has gone to be with his creator.”