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Gowon lauds Buhari for tackling Nigeria’s challenges


President Buhari (right) when he received former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, at the State House in Abuja. PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA

Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts in dealing with the challenges facing the country. Gowon gave the commendation on Tuesday after a closed door meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“Let me tell you the honest truth, my coming here today is to welcome Mr President back from his (medical vacation) and to thank God for what He has done to ensure that he has his health back and able to return home.

“The other thing is also to thank him very much indeed for ringing me from London to commiserate with me on the death of my sister.


“So, this is really the purpose of what brought me here and then to encourage him to continue to do his work to the best of his ability, dealing with all the problems and day-in day-out you read in the press, of course, all sort of things happening.

“May God continue to give him the continuous strength and energy to be able to deal with the problems of the country for the good of Nigerians.’’

He expressed delight over the speedy recovery of the President, adding that he should not be distracted by few individuals bent on causing social unrest in the country.

Gowon urged all Nigerians to continue to pray for the president’s good health as well as the progress of the nation.

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