Former President Obasanjo turns tricycle rider, picks up passengers in Abeokuta, says he employs 5,000 youths.
GoldenNewsNg reports that Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, rode a commercial tricycle across parts of Abeokuta, the Ogun capital.
The Former president o had, in June, donated tricycles to 85 persons as part of an empowerment programme in honour of his 85th birthday.
The former president Olusegun Obasanjo reportedly clocked 85 on March 5, 2022.
Sharing photos of Obasanjo on his Facebook page, Daniel Olusanya, a photographer, said the former president rode from his residence in Abeokuta to the Kuto underbridge area.
The ex-president, along the route, stopped and picked a male passenger to demonstrate that riding in the tricycle is safe, if used properly and for people to learn how to start small and grow their craft.
Speaking after returning to the OOPL premises, Obasanjo said he embarked on riding the Keke to demonstrate to the people that there was nothing bad in riding Keke and using same for commercial purpose.
Obasanjo said, “There is nothing wrong in young people starting small. The Keke is secure and safe when handled professionally and with discipline.
“In fact, you can plan your business the way you wish and earn income that you can deploy to other investments. And if you are able to get a second one, you can give that to someone else. So, you become self-employed and you have also employed somebody.”
See photos of Obasanjo riding the tricycle below.