Former President Shehu Shagari has urged Nigerians and the international community to support President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, describing him as an honest, incorruptible and detribalised leader.
Shagari, who clocked 92 on Saturday, said that Buhari was doggedly fighting corruption to sanitise governance in the country and therefore, needed the prayers and support of all Nigerians.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that Buhari was a true nationalist whose penchant for Nigeria’s socio-economic development was unparalleled.
He said that the President was striving to salvage the country from the hands of anti-Nigeria forces, and appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for leaders at all levels ”rather than cursing them’’.
”Buhari is also intensifying efforts to truly diversify the economy by taking attention away from heavy dependence on oil revenue,” Shagari said.
He expressed satisfaction with the efforts so far made by the present administration to improve the security situation in Nigeria and urged the government not to relent.