March 3, 2017 – Olusegun Obasanjo: I Don’t Know My Birth Date, My Mother Said I Was Born On Ifo Market Day In 1937
Ex-President Obasanjo has narrated how hard he worked to find his actual date of birth.
Obasanjo said he went as far as consulting an Indian astrologer – he revealed this to an audience in Abeokuta yesterday.
He added that the astrologer failed to tell him his exact birth date but he assured him that he would become great and live long.
“Let me say this, I do not know the date of my birth, when I started school, we were asked to give our date of birth. I used to ask my mother, she would say ‘You were born on Ifo Market Day.’
She said ‘you were born on Ifo Market Day. Tell them you were born on Ifo Market Day. All the my mother, an illiterate woman, could remember was that it was an Ifo Market Day and before the people who went to the market returned, he had fallen into labour and I was delivered,” he said.