If you want to see my eyes red, call me Matthew, says Obasanjo

Obasanjo Drops His Biblical Name, Mathew

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday warned Nigerians or anybody to stop addressing him by his Christian name, Matthew.

The former President said this is necessary because he is not a stupid tax collector like his biblical namesake.

Accordingly, he adopted only Olusegun Okikiola Aremu as his names, even as he noted that names have lots of connotations in African setting.

He therefore said anybody who does not want to see his (Obasanjo’s) eyes red should stop calling him Matthew.

He stated this in Abuja at an event organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in commemoration of his 80th birthday celebration in Abuja.