Acclaimed orator and Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, has said Nigerians’ expectations of President Muhammadu Buhari are higher than when he was military head of state from 1983 to 1985.
The elder statesman stated that the fight against corruption by the present government must be seen to be yielding positive impacts, adding that Nigerians had high hopes in President Buhari.
The Dan Masanin Kano spoke at the 8th Annual Forum of the Laureates of the Nigerian National Order of Merit on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to Maitama Sule, “When Buhari was the military Head of State, he was able to do three or four things. He was able instill discipline in the society. He was able to fight corruption, among other things. But this time around, we expect Muhammadu Buhari to do more than that. He did it before, he can do it now and even more”.
He said that the present government must not fail to deliver on its promises, stressing that if anything should go wrong, the country’s leaders would be held responsible.
“If anything goes wrong, it is the leadership. If our leaders are corrupt, if they are immodest or undisciplined, so will their followers be. But I have hope. With the present administration, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel”, Maitama Sule noted.