Sunday, 9 March 2014

Gen Buhari Gives Reason For Accepting Centenary Award

Former military Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Saturday gave reasons for accepting the centenary award.
 He said he received the award from President Goodluck Jonathan at Nigeria’s centenary anniversary because of its significance.
 Buhari, however, did not state whether or not a past leader should receive such an award, if there had been disclosures of his wrongdoing while in office, when asked if a former military dictator, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, deserved such award.
 He described the issuance of the centenary awards as “the beauty of the system” inside Nigeria. He said honouring leaders with awards should “not be a difficult thing,” if past leaders declare their assets, before and afterwards.
 He however said, the Federal Government under the leadership of Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party were not doing enough in fighting corruption.
 He said if there is sincerity, fighting corruption is not a difficult thing.
 Buhari, a leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress, said this in an online interview with SaharaReporters.
 He said, “If Nigeria is serious about finding which of its leaders at which level is corrupt or not, it’s not a difficult thing.
“This PDP government with President Jonathan has a problem of fishing out corrupt officials.”
The former presidential candidate declined to state whether he would contest the presidency or not in 2015. He, however, said his supporters within the APC are insisting that he should participate in the race.
 On his inclusion in the target list of the Boko Haram, he said the government had provided him with security where he lived and armed escorts when he moved about. “I honestly do not feel upset by the Boko Haram,” he added.

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  1. They gave u security against ur boys . Imagine, u don't need escort. Snake does not kill a fellow snake

    1. Who told snake does not kill and eat snake?

  2. Well this man is a right thinking person. I wonder why he hasn't being our president for so long. But I hope God almighty will help us find a better leader than Jonathan

  3. Buhari, Yakubu Gowon, IBB and Abacha doesn't deserve the centenary award because they were all coup plotters

  4. Anonymous 10:15 , you are an idiot . I suspect you should be an iBo man . Why will you reason like this? Buhari,is the only God fearing leader that Nigeria had ever had since independence, take it or leave it . He can never sponsor Boko Haran . Jonathan is a desperado that has failed all Nigeria in the unrivaled confidence riposted in him. History will judge him as the most corrupt leader Nigeria ever had.

    1. But he gave Buhari security,