Yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that he prayed fervently to be elected as Nigeria’s leader to save the country from economic and political woes. The President stated this while addressing a group of top flight aeronautics engineers, physicians, I.T experts, a Judge, a top policewoman, entrepreneurs, an Import Specialist at Customs and Border Protection, professors, two straight A students, and many others in New York, the United States of America.
He said: “But I prayed so hard for God to make me President. I ran in 2003, 2007, 2011, and in 2015.” President Buhari said he was grateful that God answered his prayers. “He did. And see what I met on ground. But I can’t complain, since I prayed for the job”.
In the military, I rose from 2nd Lieutenant to Major-General. I was military governor in 1975 over a state that is now six states. “I was head of state, got detained for three years, and headed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), which had N53 billion of that time in Nigerian banks.
“God has been very good to me, so I can’t complain. If I feel hurt by anybody, I ask God to help me forgive. He has done so much for me,” he said. President Buhari noted that “after 16 years of a different party in government, no party will come and have things easy. It’s human.
We need quality hands to run Nigeria, and we will utilise them. I will like to welcome you home when it’s time. But I’ll like you to be ready.” In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President explained that the current economic crisis being faced by the country was a result of lack of planning in the past.