Former President of the federal republic of Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated in an interview why he ran away from Quranic School.
Obasanjo was the President of Nigeria from 1999-2007, he known for his diverse belief when it comes to religion and it’s not surprising he once attended a Quranic School.
When asked recently in an interview He said, “If we can live in peace with our neighbour at the local, community, state, national, continental and global level, what a different world it would have been.
“Let me tell you, I went to Ile Kewu (Arabic school). In my village, mosque and church were built close to each other. When I was growing up in the village, there was no difference and I started going to Qur’anic school. What drove me away was koboko (horse whip).
“But what I imbibed in the village when I was growing up is what I have practised all my life.”