21 Things You Never Knew About Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari,
President Buhari


  • 1. Buhari actually took over power from Shagari because his administration was very corrupt. It was full of financially mismanagement and corruption.
  • 2. When Buhari was in power, many corrupt politicians were arrested and sent to jail for their financial crimes. In fact people with questionable wealth were unable to show it off for fear of being arrested like we have today.
  • 3. He introduced war against indiscipline. Students were in their classrooms, workers dare not come to work late, people were not allowed to litter the streets with dirts, etc.
  • 4. He introduced the famous environmental sanitation that we have today.
  • 5. We have no external debt during Buhari’s 20-months regime (January 1984 – August 1985), in fact he paid all our debts to zero.
  • 6. Inflation came down from 23% percent to 5% during the time of Buhari.
  • 7. Our naira was so strong and it could compete internationally with pounds and dollars.
  • 8. He built 3 refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Portharcourt. PDO has not built ANY refinery in 16 years of clueless governance.
  • 9. He created 20 oil depots to ease distribution fuel and prevented fuel-scarcity when he was in PDTF.
  • 10. Under PDTF, he constructed more roads than the PDP Nigerian government of the past 15 years.
  • 11. While under PDTF, he supplied text books to schools and drugs to hospitals.
  • 12. He was the first head of state to allow women in his administration. He even discovered Dora Akinyuli.
  • 13. He has no foreign account or houses abroad.
  • 14. He has just 2 houses, one in Kaduna and one in his home town of Daura.
  • 15. He was never convicted of any financial crime and when he was in PDTF, he never collected any salary because he was already collecting his pension.
  • 16. He stood against IMF and the World Bank when he was asked to devaluate the naira. This was because naira could be spent abroad and also competing with dollar and that coming from an African nation, he was hated by the west.
  • 17. Not many people know that his daughter is married to an Igbo man from Anambra.
  • 18. He exempted Christians from performing duty on Sundays. “When his Muslim soldiers asked him to exempt them from duty on Friday, he told them the bible says Christians should rest on the 7th day, the Muslims should show him where the Koran says they should rest on Fridays.
  • 19. As Head of State he slashed the number of Muslim going on pilgrimage by 50%.
  • 20. His driver and cook for the past 10 years plus are Christians yet some uninformed Nigerians say he is a bigot.
  • 21. How many Nigerians would hold the appointment of government, minister of petroleum, PTF chairman and head of state yet don’t own a house in Abuja?


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