Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said Nigeria is currently having scarcity of self-made individuals who surmounted obstacles and became role models with worthy legacies.

He urged the youth not to allow whatever challenges they face to hinder them from attaining worthy life goals.

Obasanjo gave the advice at the 25th remembrance of foremost Egba chief, industrialist and philanthropist, AbdulRazak Olajide Sanusi of the Sanusi Brothers Nigeria Limited, where he was the chairman of the occasion.

At the remembrance, facilitated by AROSAF Foundation, 12 students, two class teachers and Head Teacher of Alabata Community High School in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, got bursary, learning lots and HP laptops.

The former President advised Nigerians to always give a thought to what they do while still alive and the type of legacies they want to leave behind after their death.

He hailed the children of the late Asiwaju of Egba land for keeping the memory of their father alive.

Obasanjo said the late Sanusi was a self-made man who, without formal education, achieved far more than those who acquired university education could not accomplish.

“As you remember my friend and brother today, may your children also remember you.

“If there was any self-made man, AbdulRazak Sanusi was a self-made man. If there was an industrialist, he was an industrialist. If there was a philanthropist, AbdulRazak Sanusi was a philanthropist. He was a lover of his town, his family and his friends.

“The question we should be asking ourselves now is: why are people like Sanusi scarce to come by these days? He was handicapped by education, but he did not allow that to be a hindrance. He surmounted the challenges of education and achieved what even those who went to the university could not achieve,” he said.