I saw unbelievable things when I became Nigeria’s president — Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday said that some things he saw when he took charge as Nigeria’s President were unbelievable.
The president was quoted as making this comment by his media aide, Femi Adesina when he received the Governance Support Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
He said, “Some of the things I saw here were unbelievable. I still shudder and wonder how a country can survive under such abuses.
“It is only by an act of God that we survived.
“I want you to maintain your steadfastness. We have gone through the worst of the times. We lost elections three times and I learnt a lot along the way.’
Buhari told his supporters that he was aware of the personal risks and investments that brought in the All Progressives Congress-led administration.
The President stressed that the long-suffering, commitment and sacrifices of all his supporters over the years will be remembered by posterity.
He added, “I can never forget your sacrifices and I am grateful for all. You never gave up when things were bleak, and we needed to survive. I can’t express my gratitude enough.
“In spite of the environment you found yourself, you kept believing and pushing. Some of you were really exposed to risks. My consolation is that you voluntarily threw in your lot with me.
“Some of you exposed yourself so much, and I knew it. I urge you to still stick to your principled ways of doing things and our country will be the better for it,’’ he said.