Meet Mohammed Abdullahi, a 50 year-old farmer without western education, because his people did not believe in taking their children to school. He said if he is presented with an opportunity of living his life again, he would still like to be a farmer but with western education.
Would you like to be born again to the same parents, have the same siblings and other relations?
Yes. I love my parents. My dad was the most respected man in our village. It was sweet having him as a father. It made people respect one, even till date. My mother was the food seller of our village. Everybody loved her. My siblings all died at a young age, so I cannot say anything about them.
Would you like to grow up in the same environment or be born as a Nigerian?
Yes. But if a school is not taken to my village I would love a change of place.
Would you like to have the same childhood experience?
Yes, but I would like to dedicate my mornings for school alone.
What decision have you taken in life that you have regretted?
None, so far.
Would you like to marry the same person, have the same children?
Yes, but I wouldn’t want to be polygamous as I am now. I don’t know which of my wives I would ditch, but one most surely leave. I like all my six children.
Would you like to be born of the same sex?
(Laughs) Yes! Anybody that is a man should be lucky. My being would not have been good as a woman.
What would you like to change and what would you not change?
I would love to change my state of being uneducated.
Would you belong to the same religion?
Yes, I love Islam. It has deep spiritual inclinations.
Do you believe in re-incarnation?
No. It does not exist.