Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed that he intended to study law.
He made the disclosure on Friday at the commissioning of the Olumide Ayeni & Co. office in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Obasanjo described the chamber’s principal, ex-Ogun Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General, Olumide Ayeni as a hardworking individual.
At a reception to celebrate Ayeni’s Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank, Obasanjo thanked Ayeni’s father, Afe Babalola (SAN), Lateef Fagabemi (SAN) and former governor Ibikunle Amosun for nurturing and bringing the lawyer to limelight.
“His tenacity is unquestioned. He worked with persistence and any assignment given to him, you can be rest assured of positive results.
“At one stage, I wanted to go for a law programme. But when Ayeni said he would be out of job if I studied law, I dropped the idea.
“In fact, I had enrolled for the programme at the Open University but dropped out because he assured me that he can take on any task.
“He has not disappointed me since he has been close to me,” Obasanjo, the event’s Father of the Day, added.”
Chairman of the occasion, Fagbemi recalled Ayeni’s brilliance and humility since 1986 in his days at the university.
Former Ogun Secretary to the Government Taiwo Adeoluwa, who represented Senator Amosun, said the former administration would forever be grateful for the services of the new SAN.
“God in His appropriate time has rewarded him with the exalted position”, Adeoluwa, a Barrister, noted.