Buhari asked us to focus on Northern Nigeria — World Bank chief

President Buhari
President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the World Bank to prioritise its developmental programmes across the northern parts of Nigeria, the bank’s President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday.

At a press briefing on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank-IMF annual meetings in Washington, D.C., Mr. Kim said his organisation has largely complied with Mr. Buhari’s request, but also experienced some challenges in the process.

“In my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern regions of Nigeria and we’ve done that,” said Mr. Kim, who has led the World Bank since 2012.

“Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very, very difficult,” he added.

Mr. Kim was responding to a Nigerian reporter’s question on how the bank has supported Nigeria’s northeast, plagued by the Boko Haram insurgency.

A transcript of Mr. Kim’s press briefing was published by the World Bank on Thursday.

Presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, did not immediately respond to PREMIUM TIMES requests on whether the presidency had clarifications about the exchanges between Messrs. Buhari and Kim.

Details of Mr. Buhari’s first meeting referenced by Mr. Kim could not be immediately retrieved. But the comments could bolster Mr. Buhari’s critics, who accuse the president of being sectional.

In 2015, Mr. Buhari was ridiculed for telling a live audience during a visit to Washington that the regions that overwhelmingly voted for him should expect more from his government than the one that did not.

“The constituents, for example, gave me 97% [of the vote] cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%,” Mr. Buhari said when he was asked about his administration’s policy of inclusiveness at the United States Institute of Peace July 22, 2015.

“I think these are political reality,” he added.

Ayo Akanji, a media consultant for the Buhari administration, said the president’s request to Mr. Kim was centered on canvassing the bank’s support for Boko Haram victims and other humanitarian issues in the region, and not asking the bank to ramp up its developmental policies in the north at the expense of the south.

“The northeast has been badly hit by Boko Haram and more than two million displaced,” Mr. Akanji added. “That’s why President Buhari has been going everywhere abroad to seek support to rebuild a region that has been totally ravaged.”

“The president could not have asked the World Bank to abandon the southern parts of the country,” Mr. Akanji added. “He only saw an urgency in the need for displaced farmers to return to farm and displaced kids to return to school.”

At his press briefing, Mr. Kim said a rebound of crude oil prices would help improve the economic situation in the north, but urged Mr. Buhari to focus more on other areas that are more critical to sustainable development, like health and education.

“So, yes focus on the north, hope that as commodity prices stabilise, oil prices come back up and the economy will grow a bit more but very, very much focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be,” Mr. Kim said.


QUESTION: My name is Obinna Chima from Thisday Newspapers in Nigeria and The Rise TV in Africa. Mr. Kim, what can you tell us about Nigeria, specifically your intervention in the power sector, and also, what is the World Bank doing to support those ravaged in the northeastern part of Nigeria by the Boko Haram terrorists?  Thank you.

DR. KIM:  You know, in my very first meeting with President Buhari he said, specifically, that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern regions of Nigeria, and we’ve done that.  Now, it’s been very difficult.  The work there has been very, very difficult. I think Nigeria, of course, has suffered from the drop in the oil prices. I think things are just now getting better, but the conversation we need to have with Nigeria, I think, is in many ways related to the theme that I brought to the table just this past week, which is investment in human capital.  The percentage of GDP that Nigeria spends on healthcare is less than one percent. Despite the fact that there is so much turbulence in the northern part of the country and there is the hit that was taken from the drop in the oil prices, Nigeria has to think ahead. And investing in its people, investing in the things that will allow Nigeria to be a thriving, rapidly growing economy in the future is what the country has to focus on right now.  It can’t rely just on oil prices going back up.  It has to think: what are going to be the sources of growth in the future for Nigeria, in what will surely be a more digitalized economy?

And this is true for most of Africa. If you look at the numbers in terms of how successfully African countries have invested into their human beings versus other regions, there is a real issue.  And so, over this next year, not only in Nigeria but in all of Africa,we’re going to focus on accelerating investments in human beings— in human capital we call it— but investments in health, education, social protection so that Africa can prepare itself for the next phase in economic development.

One of the real questions that we all have is our traditional notions of economic growth— which are agriculture, to light industry, to heavy industry— how many countries in Africa will actually experience that, and do we need to really think about another kind of path to economic growth that’s very focused on a small- to medium-enterprises and entrepreneurship as they have in other parts of the world?  I think we still don’t know that.  But the one thing we know, the one thing we know, is that better health outcomes, better education outcomes, will be critical no matter what the global economy looks like. So, yes focus on the north, hope that as commodity prices stabilize, oil prices come back up and the economy will grow a bit more, but very, very much focus on what the drivers of growth in the future will be.


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  • Charles

    This to me is not a news, the devil incarnate is capable of saying and acting worse than this.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      did you mean ”””’the devil incarnate is ‘(Incapable) of saying and acting worse than this.””?

  • musa aliero

    Buhari should be president of Nigeria not arewa Nigeria. The people of southwest that supported you will feel very disappointed by your actions and now this statement credited to you. We risk losing the support of Yoruba people in 2019 apc elections. Buhari you need to apologize if not PDP will beat u. Act fast

    • MilitaryPolice01

      It is not yet late, the Chief Liar of the retrogressive regime who happens to be a Yoruba of the Kwara axis and an embarrassment to all hardworking and God fearing Yoruba – might soon be dispatched to dispute this statement credited to the World Bank Chief and in so doing may even go further to describe him as senile.

    • Sam

      Dont rush to make statement based on what you read here on PT the obviously being mischievous.. The conversation was on the effects of Boko haram activities, where else suffered more than the north ?

      • MilitaryPolice01

        It is you that shouldn’t rush, the World Bank programs in question were developmental in nature for the whole country, and were not for rehabilitation of the North East. World Bank has a different program specifically targeted at ameliorating the effects of Boko Haram in the North

        • Sam

          Give it some hours and see Premiumtimes saying something different, …

          • MilitaryPolice01

            Bro they quoted him directly, they didnt paraphrase his words or attribute same to him, they quoted him meaning it is verifiable and cast in iron. The man was given many hours on Channels yesterday and he even said more than PT has conservatively reported.

          • Bassey Frank

            Something different like what …? It is trending in several media windows. Are you sure you live in this country?

      • Wetin Naija

        Always people like you will continue to be fooled by Buhari. The story in all Nigeria news paper.

      • Bassey Frank

        If we can’t believe PT, it is your adulterated thinking that should fly? Do you live in the desert? Can’t you see what this man is doing?

    • Dan arewaarewa

      Shut the fck up

      • musa aliero

        Kutumar ubanka dan shegiya! Shut the hell up

      • Wetin Naija

        Do you believe in one Nigeria?

        • forestgee

          A local leader is trying to drag everything to his region and you are talking about what does not exist in ‘practical’ terms .

    • forestgee

      He was rejected 3 times in the past because people feared he will do what he is doing now. PMB cannot and will NEVER change. He is a local leader masquerading as a national leader.

    • Bassey Frank

      “The people of southwest that supported you will feel very disappointed by your actions and now this statement credited to you,”

  • Wetin Naija

    The Igbos saw the evil agenda of Buhari and cried out, but no one listened. Buhari only care about the North.

    • Julius

      You are being disingenuous. We all know how BK has devastated most part of the region and we are here calling them the most backwards in everything. He made some deals with the Niger Deltans as well. So what are we talking about here, I heard Obj saying almost the same thing about the North East because of the BK destructions.

      • rules

        What concrete policies and interventions has he initiated to alleviate the plights of the Niger Delta people. To the extent of coying international aid to the north exclusively! The reason Nigeria matters to the international community is partly BC of it’s Oil. To so brazenly show disregard for the rest of the country (esp. the ‘cash cow’) is disheartening to say the least. This is where your sole income earner comes from for Christ sake! The man is a tribalist and bigot! You know this!

  • Anonymous

    BUHARI was asked a simple question by a foreign journalist about the Niger delta and it was explained by some one else and Buhari replied that he would give to the 95% and 5% constituency as they voted for him approrpotionately, a father os some but not a father of all, the journalist was more shocked than I by such a polarising answer, WITH THIS STATEMENT BY WORLD BANK AND THE DEFENCE OF BARU AND NNPC, BUHARI 2019 IS FINISHED, the honeymoon is over ,everyone has now,seen clearly that the integrity which they voted Buharimfor was another lie, same way they lied ablut his age, health, edcuation, competence, qualification, bigotry, sincerity etc BUHARI IS MR NORTHERN AGENDA, all his spoke persons have given up defending him cus it has now recommended hard to defend the indefendableTHAT IS WHY THEY HAVE BEEN QUIET FOR THE PAST 4 DAYS SINCE NNPC BROKETHEY ARE PAID TO DEFEND THE GOVERNMENT BUT THEY CAN’T AND U GUYS, ARE STILL DEFENDING THE INDIFENDABLE? U PREFER SENTIMENTS AND LIES TO TRUTH? Tinubu and OBJ who made Buhari win in 2019 will leqve him on his own, he hss been caught red handed, he finished, all his talk of fighting corruption all lies, he ,are hi,self minister of petroleum and side stepped Kachikwu so that NNPC and oil ministry will not be reformed but will be cash cow of a cabal. ALADIN AND THEMFORTY THIEVES.

    • forestgee

      I don’t think the man is interested in 2019 with the level of havoc he’s committing everyday.

      • rules

        I would not underestimate his arrogance. The man is simply impossible! Like he doesn’t live in this world!

        • forestgee

          Then world record rigging will be required…

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            And that is what he will do. Any region complains then the usman danfodio Pythons and crocs will smile and dance there.

  • Sheikh Messi

    Hahahaha! Sai baba has just SPAT in kay soyemis left eye! I expect him as a true ‘loyalist'(slave) to say; thanks sir! Same goes for tundemess/tunsj/womanEnough, amazing2012, maria, abdulmojeed, etc!

  • FreeNigeria

    Where are the brain dead Buhari supporters? come and defend this on behalf of your tribalist and bigot Buhari,

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

      Good question. Havent seen any of them making comments.

  • Bassey Frank

    “In my very first meeting with President Buhari he said specifically
    that he would like us to shift our focus to the northern regions of
    Nigeria and we’ve done that,” said Mr. Kim, who has led the World Bank
    since 2012.
    “Now, it has been very difficult. The work there has been very, very difficult,” he added

  • rules

    And who speaks for the millions in the Niger Delta left without a source of livelihood due to Oil spillage and environmental degradation on their land and waters?

    Buhari DOES NOT possess the intelligence (IQ and EQ) to be President! Another case in point of his nepotistic and tribal ideology.

  • Gary

    His entire public career, when Buhari was not killing Igbos, he used his positions in office strictly for the benefit of his own people. Through his period as Petroleum Commissioner in the late 1970s when the packing of the NNPC and oil industry with Northerners began and $2.8b disappeared briefly into a fixed deposit account in a London bank.
    To his sadistic reign as military dictators from 1984-85 before Abacha rehabilitated him with the PTF Chairmanship. He then brought his family members to divert almost all the projects from oil money to the North while his kinsmen siphoned a hefty loot for themselves.

    The preceding are well-established facts that Nigerians older than 35 we’re aware of but chose to ignore to accept self-serving solicitations and propaganda to elect Buhari as President of Nigeria in 2015.
    Well, elections have consequences.

    You got what you voted for, the World Bank Chief merely confirmed what we have always known of our current President. No matter what his cult worshippers sell to the gullible again.

  • Tonic Anaekwe

    When you read most of the comments here, you’ll feel for Nigeria coz it shows how much of educated illiterates , nation is lad with. Any educated mind ll interrogate in what context the request by pmb was made to the world that chief. The world Bank is not an institution that would act according to the whims & caprice of any nation’s leader except the request is in line with predetermined intervention programs. If the bank chief was pushed for clarification, it’ll be clear as day that the request was made in particular reference to the devastation occasioned by BH activities in th north east. But xters like ffk, Fayose & Co must put a spin to it to achieve their mischievous agenda a hailed on by the clowns on here.
    It’s same mischief that has turned t church in Nigeria into very damaging confusion by taking verses of scripture and interpreting it without due recourse to the context of the passage just to oil their whimsical & capricious devilish intent at misleading the gullible and lazy congregants.
    We can do better than read devious sentimental meanings to everything pmb she because we don’t like the old man’s guts. If you ask me, there’s no known Nigerian leader that has shown as much concern for the poor as pmb have demonstrated over the years. Most usually push elitist agenda and enjoy stable polity to the detriment of the masses whereas today, the elites are crying wolf in the guise of restructuring etc coz the new govt is pushing masses agenda via various programs like infra dev, agric interventions, social interventions etc. Maybe slow, but surely happening everywhere you look. Question is, where were all these hues & cries all these years of wanton degradation by elitist gang up of the regional champions. The cries for true federalism by the likes of chief Gani fawehinmi were shouted down & ignored by the fake champions of today’s call. Let’s wise up people)

    • Harry

      Garbage and devoid of reasoning.

    • Bassey Frank

      “But xters like ffk, Fayose & Co must put a spin to it to achieve their mischievous agenda a hailed on by the clowns on here.”

    • Funke

      You seem biased in your analysis I must say.
      I want to believe that Buhari understands he presides over multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation and therefore it’s totally wrong to have asked the world bank to focus only on Northern Nigeria. Remember the World Bank chief said Northern Nigeria. He didn’t say North East Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is the not the only region that needs attention. All other regions deserve equal treatment and justice. And any president who aims to succeed in Nigeria needs to practice fairness and social justice.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        Nice one. Teach that person geography and compass reading. seems the person slept through geography classes in secondary school

    • newday

      You are out of touch with reality.

      • Gary

        He’s not actually..just working for his BMC stipend for regime propaganda on social media. Buhari, Kyari and Baru are giving them a lot to do these days.
        Please bear with the eRats.


      Mallam, next time choose a more suitable psuedonym.

      • Tonic Anaekwe

        Like yours I guess?

  • Moneyz N Horseyz

    Graft is the use of political power for personal gain yet this barely literate, bigoted, yansh-hole (pardon my French), Boohari, claims to be a crusader of anti-graft. Your hate for my people and the Igbos shall lead t your terrible end and that’s very soon.

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_


  • bigboss

    The demand for secession will be amplified by this policy. Preferential treatment is injustice. Where there is no justice, there is always strife.

  • Dazmillion

    Any surprises about the president of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria?

    • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_


  • Solomon Brown

    Muhammadu Bigot Buhari continues to be exposed and this just confirms what some us said about the jihadist in chief leading up to his election. The man should just resign and take his lanky behind to Daura, as he has proven to be mentally incapable of leading Nigeria. If it so happens that he is re-elected then we will be doing an about turn and go for broke by asking for a dissolution of that contraption called Nigeria. Enough of the bs.

  • thusspokez

    What more proof does anyone need to show that Buhari is parochial, regional and therefore, represent only 50% or northern part of the country of which he is the president? I wonder what the VP, a southerner, would make of this disclosure, having only yesterday came out to shield Buhari from accusations of constitutional violation.

    • Funke

      We don’t have credible leaders in the South. They are all corrupt. This explains why the Northerners always have their way. Nigeria is a useless country. The county doesn’t know you exist. So don’t expect anything meaningful from the Southern leaders.

  • Funke

    Buhari should understand he presides over multi-religious and multi-ethnic nation and therefore it’s totally wrong to have asked the world bank to focus only on Northern Nigeria. Northern Nigeria is the not the only region that needs attention. All other regions deserve equal treatment and justice. And any president who aims to succeed in Nigeria needs to practice fairness and social justice. It’s unfortunate most Southerners never realize that the Northern politicians can only use the South to achieve their agenda but no one can use them to achieve theirs. Restructuring or separation is non-negotiable.

    • Lanre

      Funke, thank you for your comment. As a Yoruba lady please start thinking of how you can help in developing Yorubaland. Buhari, Tinubu, Oyegun, Osinbajo, Femi Adesina, Obasanjo are a waste of time.

  • thusspokez

    President Muhammadu Buhari urged the World Bank to prioritise its developmental programmes across the northern parts of Nigeria, the bank’s President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday.

    Both the North and South started on the same footing at independence, yet the North is today, at least 30 years behind the south in terms of education, health, economic development, etc. Why is that? Despite majority of Nigeria’s heads of state coming from the north?

    Depriving the south of development funds and instead wasting it on the north is like trying to grow maize in the desert. It is bad for the country, but particularly the north which is so dependent on the south and benefits from development in the south.

    • FreeNigeria

      The same reason he is wasting resources trying to find oil in the North. The man is an unrepentant tribalist and bigot. Buhari is more wicked than the devil. take a good look at his picture, you’ll see nothing but evil. A man that kills innocent people without remorse

    • Decimator

      One should just have asked El- Rufai if this is not against his doctrine of making unequal equal, which he claimed was the hight of injustice if the country is restructured.

  • Lanre

    Thank you Dr. Yong Kim. When we explain to our fellow Yorubas the need for an independent country, we will utilize this material.

    • Funke

      We Yoruba are not ready. We prefer to unite with the North. Igbo and part of SS are guilty of this as well. Igbo always prefer to support the North instead of their Southern neighbor (especially Yoruba). It seems the whole of the South is cursed. So unfortunate!

      • Lanre

        I understand Funke. I just responded to your post. We will get there. Through democratic, constitutional means. When the people see the light, they will never return to darkness. They cannot kill 50 million Yorubas, abi?

        • newday

          Tell them that the constitution supports even the overthrow of inefficient govt by constitutional means. Elections & referendum, which IPOB calls for are constitutional means.. No one should be afraid of any actions taken by constitutional means. But I didnt see agitations across the country against troops battling constitutional IPOB.& undermining such rights. That means, govt will never sit up & work harder for all the people, because it’ll never be intimidated by people deprived of rights..

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            “”That means, govt will never sit up & work harder for all the people, because it’ll never be intimidated by people deprived of rights..””””‘ That is very accurate about Nigeria. Until its people understand that democracy is there’s we would forever be intimidated by the government. But we do have a problem called the northern youths. due to their allegiance to old dinosaur bigot leaders and traditional rulers from the north, the vastly educated south will forever loose in any voting for change if the northern elders dont want the change the norhern youths wont vote in favour of the change proposed by the southerners. So which one of the newday wrestlers are you? Big E, Ex-xavier woods or koffi kingston

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        Thats the truth…. The southerners are backstabber’s to each other.

    • Rev

      For years, Yorubas have been warned about these people, but they will rather believe them than believe their fellow southerners because of pettiness. You see now that An enemy you know is way better than a friend you don’t know and can never know.

  • Jon

    Buhari is a national and international curse to Nigeria

  • princegab

    Kyari’s administration has less than 2yrs to get out , God will see us through. Hopefully the north wpuld have been well developed.

  • Rev

    Wow…This is very very very sad. This man will surely not go unpunished after he leaves this his only term, he will ever rule a united Nigeria. Because if Buhari, that is if he still alive, because the more I look at him the less I see of him, is ever forced to rule Nigeria again, there might be great calamity for the nation.The people who have been responsible for this disaster must be held responsible.

  • Dan Arewa

    President Mohammadu Buhari first meet with the World Bank President in 2015 and requested humanitarian aids in order to help the victims of Boko Harram insurgents.
    The other part of Nigerian are not in desperate need of Humanitarians aid as North East. So Buhari have done the right thing for the people that were abandoned to be killed by Boko Harram in the last Regime.
    Am in full support for who ever is helping the IDPs camp like Bill and Melinda Gate and Dangote Foundations.
    I pray for Allah (God) to save Nigeria from enemy within Us. Ameen.

    • Gary

      I labored through the bad grammar to respond to your nonsensical defence of Buhari’s bigotry.
      The disaster in the Northeast is man made flowing directly from the unilateral declaration of Sharia Law in 12 Northern states which Buhari openly supported. This act that OBJ acquiesced to then emboldened Sunni Wahabbi/Salafist extremists to launch the Boko Haram Jihad in furtherance of a dream Islamic Caliphate in Nigeria. Buhari and his CPC Islamists took advantage of Boko Haram yo serve their political goals of gaining power from the numbing Christian Jonathan.
      Refute any of the above, if you can.
      Now, in the South of Nigeria, we have ecological devastation from oil exploration in the Niger Delta, especially Ogoniland.
      There’s also the threat of Coastal erosion and inundation from climate change, from the Lekki Peninsula in Lagos to the creeks of the Delta and Akwa Ibom. Lagos needs and could use World Bank assistance with water treatment and sewage plants to cope with wellbeing of its burgeoning and under-represented population.

      So tell us why Buhari should tell the World Bank should focus efforts only on the North? If not for his now well-known bigotry?

    • reggy

      Please read the story again. He was told to focus on the whole north and not North East. No mention was made of Boko Haram. World Bank is not a humanitarian institution. Your defence is so watery. What about the appointments he has made especially the heads of all security services? What about DSS recruitment? What about NNPC? Aboki, go sleep. It is better to keep quiet and be seen as smart than speak and confirm your foolishness.

  • Decimator

    He/She who has ears let him/her hear once more. The last man that believes in one Nigeria Unity is and remains Mohammadu Buhari and his complots.

    As he keeps claiming to cherish One Nigeria Unity, every action he has been undertaking from inception is clearly directed at building his larger Fulani dominated Arewa Nation.

    Those who keeps believing in the existence of one Nigeria will soon wake up to realise that Mohammadu Buhari and his complots have withdrawn their indivisible and non-negotiable Nigeria from the Nigerian Enclave, for the moment he is only fighting tooth and nail to put them at an advantage over others for this withdrawal he is preparing for.

    All had better woken up to put mechanisms in place to jumpstart their respective Nations out of the present Nigerian Enclave in order not to be under total confusion later, as this is bound to happen.

    For the starters he has already indicated recently his intention of withdrawing the Country from 90 international organizations to save costs according to him. How again can he subtly tell the Citizens of the Nigerian Enclave that he is intending to dismiss the country that once was?


  • wode

    I think the President needs to do more to correct this impression of ethnic bias, sectional orientation as against being seen as father for all. If the report in this news is anything to go by, I don’t support that kind of mindset. It needs to be correct else he would be far from being successful in what he’s trying to achieve.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      Corrected when?? He has not corrected it since 1984!

  • Bright Ezeh

    What a great Revelation l hope the world will now see why there is a great agitation for Referendum, nigeria is not one and it’s not ready to be one

  • thusspokez

    Something not mention yet is that Buhari’s instruction to the World Bank (WB) chief reveals his own ignorance of how the World Bank operates. He thinks that the WB operates as his government does, namely, parochial, regional, amateurish, constitutional violations, due process avoidance, and then lying about them all.

    The WB have its own strict due diligence process and operational policies which is corruption resistant. Favouring one region over another would break the WB’s own laws. Indeed, Mr. Kim would come under severe criticisms by world bodies and even demand for his resignation if he carried out Buhari instructions — which as it were, discriminatory.



    1) “Why should Christians be concerned when Muslim cut off their limbs? After all, the limbs that are being cut off are Muslim ones and not Christian. So why should Christians bother about it?? – Buhari (Liberty Radio, Kaduna 2003)
    2) “I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria. God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.” – Buhari (Thisday, August 27, 2001)
    3) “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon will all be soaked in blood.” – Buhari (Vanguard May 15, 2012)
    4) “The last general election was anything but free and fair. The only political parties that could complain of election rigging are those parties that lacked the resources to rig.” – Buhari (First Speech after Military Coup, 31 December, 1983)
    5) “No, no, no; Abacha did not steal Nigeria’s money.” – Buhari (10th Anniversary of Abacha’s death)
    6) “The declaration of state of emergency in three Northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe (due to boko haram killing spree) is a grave injustice against the North.” – Buhari (Liberty Radio, June 2, 2013)
    7) “I live on borrowing. I borrowed from the banks to build the house in Daura and the one in Abuja and Kano. The bank then was Barclays, now Union Bank.” – Buhari (The SUN Exclusive Interview, December 24, 2012)
    Note: As at december 2016, Buhari is the 8th largest shareholder in union bank, most of the $2.8 billion PTDF fund he stole when he was serving under Abacha was invested there.
    8) “When the Niger Delta militants started their activities in the Southsouth, they were invited by the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. An aircraft was sent to them and their leaders met with the late President in Aso Rock and discussed issues. They were given money and a training scheme was introduced for their members. But when the Boko Haram emerged in the North, members of the sect were killed, this is unfair”. – Buhari (Liberty Radio, Kaduna May 14 2012)
    9) “Muslims should only vote those who will promote Islam. We are more than the Christians if you add our Muslim brothers in the West.”- Buhari (Liberty Radio Kaduna, 2003)
    10) “If there is a repeat of the Civil War again, I will kill more Igbos to save the country.” – Buhari (BBC Hausa Service, 2015)
    11) “I can die for the cause of Islam if necessary. We are prepared to fight another Civil War. We cannot be blackmailed into killing Sharia.” – Muhammadu Buhari (Freedom House, 2000).

  • Shadow

    Blind bats, question none, reason none, look for comfort excuse suit the idea, hypocrisy, critical thinking zero, get rich get fame automatic leadership certify.
    What a twart mental disorder.