Governor Ajibola Ajimobi has revealed he washed corpses in order to raise money to survive and pay his school fees while studying abroad as a youth.
The Governor disclosed this on Tuesday, while speaking at the South-West Youths Regional Summit which held in Osogbo.
While encouraging the youths to work hard with a positive mindset, he revealed he washed corpses for eight years to get by, as an alternative means of survival as his parents only sent him 30 dollars throughout his stay abroad.
“I left Nigeria in 1963 to study abroad, but throughout my stay there, I was washing dead bodies to support myself to go to school.
“When ever I got home from work, I will be weeping, remembering the number of dead bodies I washed.
“My boss at work then said I should not be afraid or fear, adding that such feeling is normal for first comers.
“He encouraged me to always see those dead bodies as iced fish.
“But against all odds, I survived and that is why I am urging youths to see hard work as the only way to success.
“I am saying this to challenge the youth of our next generation not to give up.
“This is our chance as youths and as Yorubas to come together to chart a successful pathway for the country.’’