- Former American Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador Walter Carrington, yesterday while delivering a lecture at the University of Benin (UNIBEN) revealed why the American Government and other world powers were prepared to assist Nigeria regain its position as the giant of Africa.
- During the lecture which was titled: “Nigeria and the future of the Black World,” he disclosed that the world powers were willing to assist Nigeria because of their confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari was an honest leader and “tough enough to turn this country around.”
- He also asserted that President Buhari would make life uncomfortable for the few Nigerians who corruptly enriched themselves to the detriment of the vast majority of the people.
He said: “As a private citizen Buhari lived modestly and since taking on the duties of president, he has set a refreshing example of financial transparency which all public officials should and must emulate. I believe that having been elected democratically as a civilian president, President Buhari will fulfill the third of Abraham Lincoln’s prepositional triad making his a government for the people, a government which cares more for the welfare of the poor majority and disadvantaged than for the unjust enrichment of the privileged few and their enablers who too often in the past have looted the national treasury.”