Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. He was born 5 March 1937 to his father Amos Adigun Obaluayesanjo Bankole and his mother Ashabi in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Obasanjo joined the Nigerian Army in 1958 and some of his studies and training includes Mons Cadet School, Aldershot, England; Royal College of Military Engineers, Chatham, England; School of Survey, Newbury, England; Indian Army School of Engineering, Poona; and the Royal College of Defence Studies, London.
Obasanjo served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979. He then proceeded to serve as Nigeria’s democratically elected president from 1999 to 2007.