“I bathed corpses for eight years to pay my tuition” – Governor Ajimobi

Ajibola Ajimobi

Oyo state governor, Ajibola Ajimobi has happily shared a tale from his past while encouraging some youths at a summit earlier today.

The governor during his remarks at the Southwest Youth summit held in Osogbo revealed how he struggled and hustled to see himself through school by bathing dead bodies as a side hustle.


Governor Ajimobi, while urging the youth to have a positive mindset toward hard work, told this story of grass to grace, telling his listeners how it was impossible for him to live on the meagre allowance sent to him by his parents, hence he had to find a way out. He revealed that he spent eight years abroad washing dead bodies to survive.

“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. “Whenever 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.’’ He said.