The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has shared his main reason for joining the army.
A statement from the president’s aide, Femi Adeshina was released after the president visited the Emir of Daura in Katsina state.
He stated that Muhammadu Buhari got his first job after he was done with school to manage a co-operative in Daura but had to enlist in the army when he got pressured to get married.
The president added that he was at the war front during civil war and experienced the death of his colleagues during war. He thanked God for his life and said he is alive today as a result of God’s grace.”
In his words:
“President Buhari said that he secured his first job early after school to manage a co-operative in Daura, but had to escape and join the army when there was pressure that he should get married.
“I told Governor Aminu Masari the story of how I left Daura to join the army. That was how God planned it. We make choices in life, but eventually destiny is before God.
“I was at the war front during the civil war, and saw how many died. Some fell right beside me. God kept me.
“Many bridges were blown just before we arrived at some places, and after we crossed. I arrived at some places to see bodies of my own colleagues that we were fighting together. I am alive today only by God’s grace.
“This opportunity to serve the nation comes from God. All over the world, Nigeria is known for its diversity, with different religions and cultures.
“We are also known because we have a huge population of millions of people. For the President of Nigeria, at this time, to come from Daura is the grace and mercy of God.”
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