Ajimobi said this at a South-West Youths Regional Summit in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.
While charging the youth to have positive mindset towards work, he said he spent eight years abroad washing dead bodies to survive.
Mentioning the impact of his parent, he noted that he only received a total of 30 dollars all through his schooling abroad from them adding also that he had to devise a way to survive.
“I left Nigeria in 1963 to study abroad, but throughout my stay there, I was washing dead bodies to support myself to go to school.
“When ever I got home from work, I will be weeping, remembering the number of dead bodies I washed.
“My boss at work then said I should not be afraid or fear, adding that such feeling is normal for first comers.
“He encouraged me to always see those dead bodies as iced fish.
“But against all odds, I survived and that is why I am urging youths to see hard work as the only way to success.
“I am saying this to challenge the youth of our next generation not to give up.
“This is our chance as youths and as Yorubas to come together to chart a successful pathway for the country.’’
To the end of his charge, Governor Ajimobi urged Yoruba leaders to unite for the progress of the yoruba race.