‘I Almost Ran Away From Nigeria’ - President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad SAbubakar III, in Aso Villa, Abuja, on Monday says he is thankful for the improved rainy season in the country in the last two years, admitting that he would have run away from the country if there was no rain.
He said, “We are lucky this year that last year and this year the rainy season is good. If it were not good, I must confide in you that I was considering which country to run to. But God answered the prayers of many Nigerians. The rainy season last year was good and this year with the report I’m getting is good. We thank God for that otherwise there would have been a lot of problems in this country.”
According to him, the mismanagement of resources over the years was responsible for the current economic hardship adding that he would continue to pursue programmes that would improve the lives of Nigerians.
The Sultan of Sokoto, while thanking God for bringing Buhari back, urged him to act fast. Speaking for the South -East, Chairman of South-East Traditional Council, Eberechi Dike, said, “Our hearts are full of joy that you are back. You shook our hands when you came in and that shows you believe in one Nigeria. We prayed for you and you are back. We prayed for you because your agenda for Nigeria is good. “As your children when we cry it is for you to ask us to stop crying that you will fix whatever is making us cry like the bad roads.”