Olesegun Obasanjo is mostly known for being the President of Nigeria in a period of 1999-2007. He also served as a General in the Nigerian Army. As a military ruler, he took the position of Head-Of-States between 1976 and 1979. However, not so many people know about his personal life. Find out more about Obasanjo’s mansion in Abeokuta and his family.
Olusegun Obasanjo’s path to wealth and professional success
When the military formation of the Nigerian government led by General Sani Abacha ceased to exist, the country was in the political chaos. The reason was, of course, not the displacement of Abacha from his position but the dictatorial regime that he established and maintained for more than fifteen years. The atrocities of this reign led to the imprisonment of Obasanjo earlier, in 1995.
Obasanjo helped make political changes possible in Nigeria. In 1999, by virtue of the democratic elections he was elected as the President.
United Nations instated him in the position of an envoy of the African countries. Since that time, he has been supervising the elective process across the African continent.
Obasanjo’s house and private life
Olusegun Obasanjo was married four times. Esther Oluremi was the First Lady of the country from 1976 to 1979. In 1987 Olusegun lost his second wife in a horrific attack by armed men.
His third wife, Mojisola Adekunle was a politician as well. She even ran for Presidency both in 2003 and in 2007. The fourth wife, Stella Abede, was the First Lady of Nigeria from 1999 till 2005.
As for the house of the former Nigerian leader, he lives in the HillTop mansion, located in Abeokuta. There are three bedroom bungalows located on the mansion’s territory and a cinema for guests. The mansion is located within one-hour drive from downtown Lagos. Talking about sizes of the mansion itself, its approximate total square area is equal to a soccer field.
The sizes of each of the three bungalows on the territory are about 400 square meters. Every building section of the mansion possess all the modern conveniences for the guests. The Master bedroom has an installed closet made in U.S. Standard. There are also Italian cubicle showers and American bathroom vanities. In order to provide the highest level of firmness and stability of the buildings, the material that had been chosen for construction was sharp sand.
In other words, the mansion is made in accordance with the highest world standards and has a lot of imported facilities of a high quality. Besides that, it is located in a beautiful spot on one of the hills near the center of Lagos. Isn’t that an achievement? Great job, Mr. Obasanjo!