From Tom Garba, Yola
President Muhammadu Buhari has stood for truth and proven to be a leader of integrity, fear of God and leads with examples especially in his current fight against corruption and injustice in the country, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters attached to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Gideon Sammani, has said.
Sammani made the disclosure over the weekend at the wedding ceremony of the daughter of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir, David Lawal.
The special adviser said “only the upright and those not involved in corrupt practices can work with Buhari”, stressing that “a corrupt person cannot last in the current administration.”
Sammani, who was Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly in the Second Republic, said the President “has the political will to transform the economy of our great nation,” stressing that with the calibre of people surrounding the President, he would revitalise the economy of Nigeria.
His words: “That is why Mr President took about three months to search and identify responsible people to form a team that will pilot the leadership of this nation, we are confident with the help of God Nigeria’s economy will rise again.
Sammani urged “Nigerian leaders to lead by examples, be patient and sacrifice to support the current administration of Buhari so as to yield positive results for Nigerians.”
The political adviser lamented that “it is sad for some people to loot money meant to be used to purchase military wares for the fight against insurgency in the North East,” adding that “if people can steal money meant to protect lives and properties in the North East, it simply means that Nigerians need to change their attitudes and perceptions of wanting to be rich at all cost.”
Sammani said “ill-gotten wealth or riches have expiry dates,” adding that “it doesn’t make sense if you’re enjoying at the detriment of other Nigerians.”
He charged leaders “to imbibe the fear of God and plot the affairs of this country with patriotism, decorum and the fear of God, only then can we will get to our Promised Land.”
Sammani also condoled with the victims of the last Friday bomb blast, saying that the Buhari administration was on top of the security situation in the North East. He noted that the Boko Haram insurgency has been degraded by the military and believed that “very soon the Boko Haram menace will be a thing of the past.”
The President’s special adviser who was in Yola, to grace the wedding ceremony, thanked God for the support given to the SGF by the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains who were also in Yola for the wedding.
He said “it is the joy of every parent to give their children out in holy matrimony,” adding that “the only way to enjoy one’s marriage is to be patient and have the fear of God.”
Prominent among those who graced the wedding were National Leader of the APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, business mogul Alhaji Aliko Dangote, ministers and pastors, among others.