Buhari: President will spend 8 years in office – Babachir Lawal
Lawal also said that Buhari will live longer than those who have been spreading rumours that he is dead.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF), Babachir Lawal
has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will spend eight years in
Lawal also said that Buhari will live longer than those who
have been spreading rumours that he is dead.
The SGF made the
comments on Tuesday, February 14, while addressing a group of
pro-Buhari protesters at the Unity Fountain in Abuja.
didn’t anticipate the problem that we are in. The people who caused
this problem are the one challenging the government. I tell you
that they will fail in the name of God," Lawal said.
they accused the president of not performing. And in fact, some of
them wished him dead. But I can assure you that by the grace of
God, he will outlive all of them.
“I assure you that by the grace
of God, in the next one year, Nigeria will have a booming economy.
The foundation being laid by the government is solid. And nobody,
even after the president has finished his eight years, can ever
take us back to the pre-2015 days. This, I can assure you,” he
President Buhari has been in London since January 19 when he
left Nigeria for a 10-day medical vacation. Rumours that the
president had died began to spread due to his silence while on
The Presidency has however denied the rumours and insists
that Buhari is hale and hearty.
Concerns about the president’s
health escalated further when, on February 5, he wrote the Senate
to extend his vacation indefinitely.
According to the letter,
Buhari will not return to the country till his doctors rule out
However, Buhari spokesman, Garba Shehu has said
that the president will soon be back because he is no longer
enjoying his extended vacation.