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General News of Wednesday, 19 January 2022


Buhari's legacy will be difficult to dismantle - Presidential aide

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

Garba Shehu, the senior special adviser on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari has said the legacy of his principal is strong and cannot be easily dismantled.

According to a report by, Shehu said that several politicians in the country whose interest is in embezzlement of public funds are eagerly waiting for the end of Buhari's tenure to enable them to carry out their selfish deeds.

However, Shehu warned that it will be difficult to destroy the legacy of anti-corruption which has been built by the President over the years.

He noted that these politicians yearn for the "good old days" when they help themselves to siphon funds meant for the public.

Shehu said: “Even though the President will stand down after the election of a successor next year – whether that successor lives up to the exacting standards and example he has set or not – his legacy is strong and will be peculiarly tough to dismantle."

The Sun reports that Shehu added that one of President Buhari's greatest achievements is breaking the belief that presidents assume office in Nigeria to enrich themselves.

“That wicked spell is broken for good. And it has offended politicians everywhere. They thought the state owed to them while the people provided for the state.

Instead, they have witnessed how, when the state owes to them nothing, it provides for the people.”