As part of events to honour the school’s 100th-anniversary festivities, former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo led present and former students of Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta, on a Monday 18-kilometre walk across the city.
While on the walk, Obasanjo entertained locals, drivers, and passersby while accompanied by the old boys association’s leadership, led by National President Prof. Kayode Oyesiku.
A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi stated that hundreds of residents and enthusiasts echoed and praised Obasanjo’s names for his prowess, energy, and endurance to embark on the walk despite his age.
Among those who played host to Obasanjo and his team, were the Olubara of Ibara, Oba Jacob Omolade; former Finance Minister, Onolapo Soleye; and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo. It was at the visit to the palace of Alake that some aged old schoolmates joined them.
They walked amid the singing of the school anthem among other songs, through Oke Egunya, Igbore, Oke Igbein, and at Omida the palace of Oba Omolade.
Thereafter, the walkers moved to the Ibara Housing Estate, the residence of Soleye. Subsequently, the team took the walk again to Ake, the palace of Oba Gbadebo.
Shortly after the visit to Alake, the octogenarian still bustling with energy entered back on the road and headed towards Saje, a journey that took them through Isale Ake, Adatan, and Kugba Road before entering the rehabilitated Saje Road into the school premises.
Oyesiku disclosed that the walk covered an 18-kilometre stretch when added together, as he commended the old boys of the school for the spirit behind the centenary anniversary exercise.