“I Joined The Military So I Could Avoid Marriage” – President Buhari
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, stated that he enlisted in the Nigerian army, from which he later retired as a Major General, to avoid the pressure of getting married.
The president disclosed this after opening two highways in the state of Katsina and paying a visit to the Emir of Daura, Faruk Faruk.
Femi Adesina, a presidential aide, further disclosed that during the visit, Buhari highlighted certain personal struggles he has encountered as well as the length of the Nigerian Civil War’s conflicts.
The statement read: “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 the 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 the bodies of my own colleagues that we were fighting together. I am alive today only by God’s grace.
“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.”
President Muhammadu Buhari also promised the emirate that after leaving office on May 29, 2023, he would come back and stay in Daura.