Nigeria’s former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, has said that if anyone says the reason President Muhammadu Buhari is not working is that he inherited corruption, he should be informed that great leaders don’t blame people and events for their failures. They simply accept responsibility and move on.
According to him, “There was corruption in Nigeria when Chief Obafemi Awolowo built Cocoa House, TV station and the first university in Africa. There was corruption in Nigeria when former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) built Third Mainland Bridge, built Aso Rock, National Assembly Complex, turned Abuja into Nigeria’s Federal capital territory.
“There was corruption in Nigeria when Gen Olusegun Obasanjo brought the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM), banking reform, police reform, and civil defence. There was corruption in Nigeria when Goodluck Ebele Jonathan introduced the Bank Verification Number (BVN) and Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC), built 12 new federal universities, revamped railway lines, made our economy fastest growing in Africa & third in the world.
“What has Buhari done after all the fake promises of fixing power in 6 weeks, reducing pump price to N45, making N1 equal to a $1, stopping Boko Haram etc? It’s a shame.
Gen. Gowon further stated that “The inferno truth is, corruption started from heaven when Satan violated a privilege given him. That never stopped God’s works. Satan waited for God to create man and brought his lawlessness and corruption into the garden of Eden.
“God wasn’t moved. He introduced a redemption plan; The Saviour was born, sadly, Judas Iscariot was there. Not discouraged yet, He gave us God the Holy Spirit.
“If anyone tells you the reason Buhari is not working is that he inherited corruption, tell them corruption is rooted in the Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of homo sapiens (Latin: wise man ) because we are just mere mortals infected with a virus of good & evil. Yet, great leaders don’t blame people and events for their failures. They simply accept responsibility and move on.”