I was afraid Nigeria might be like Somalia, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in South Africa said that despite the possibility of some ‘crazy people’ trying to ensure the breakup of the country for selfish reasons, Nigeria will remain one indivisible country.

He Spoke in Johannesburg, South Africa while meeting with the Nigerian Community there.
President Buhari stated that though he would have wished to be president at a much younger age, he would still do his best to ensure that the country is moved forward.
He regretted that ‘strong men’ have destroyed institutions in Nigeria but promised that his administration would do its best to ensure that institutions bequeathed to the country by the British colonial leaders were restored.
Speaking on why he joined politics, President Buhari said he wanted to meet the expectations of the teeming masses of the people who had continued to troop to him to request for one favor or the other.
“I was afraid Nigeria might be like Somalia. The Somalis are the same people they are all Muslims but because the elites are self-centered, selfish, they have succeeded to make Somalia a war country for the last 20 years.
“For that reason I said Nigerians are much more vulnerable, we have so many nationalities no matter how you look at it, Hausa-Fulanis, Kanuris, Ishekiris, Yorubas, Igbos. We are actually people of different cultures but since 1914, we have merged inspite of religion and culture, married across, produce children and only crazy people caan think of balkanising Nigeria. But we are not short of crazy people that is the frightening part of it


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