President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that being pressurized to get married forced him to join the Nigerian Army.
The president disclosed this during a recent visit to the Emir of Daura, Faruk Faruk, after inaugurating two roads in Katsina state.
Buhari said he had secured his first job early after school to manage a co-operative in Daura, but had to escape to join the army when his family pressured him to marry.
The president also declared that God had been very kind to him having fought and survived many battles in the past.
He also highlighted his battle during the Nigerian Civil War and some personal challenges he has faced during the visit.
This was contained in a statement titled, “God has been kind to me; I survived many battles – President Buhari,” issue by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
It partly reads, “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.”
He also said being the chief executive of a diverse country such as Nigeria must have been by the grace of God.
“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,” Buhari said.
Again, he assured the emirate that he would return and settle in Daura after handing over on May 29, 2023.
Buhari also thanked the monarch for his various recognitions and titles given to his close aides and family members.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari said he hasn’t disappointed Nigerians because he served the country to the best of his ability.