Buhari President considered fleeing Nigeria

President Buhari almost fled Nigeria but had to change his mind following a natural development.

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President Buhari disembarks his plane alongside first lady Aisha Buhari play

President Buhari disembarks his plane alongside first lady Aisha Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari actually considered fleeing Nigeria....

If the rains didn't arrive in generous amounts.

When the National Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III paid Buhari a courtesy visit at the Villa, Monday, the president joked that he did harbour the 'remote' idea of fleeing Nigeria.

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“We are lucky that last year and this year the rainy season is good. If it were not good I must confide in you that I was considering which country to run to,” Buhari said lightheartedly, according to TheCable.

“But God answered the prayers of many Nigerians. The rainy season last year was good and this year with the report I’m getting, is good. We thank God for that otherwise there would have been a lot of problems in this country.”

The president also promised to better the lives of Nigerians in all spheres of their endeavour.

The Buhari administration has promised to diversify the nation's economy away from oil, with Agriculture posting decent results in latest GDP figures from the nation's statistics bureau.

Crude oil still accounts for over 70 percent of government revenue in Africa's biggest economy.

Torrential rainfall and flash floods have sacked a slew of States in Nigeria including the nation's commercial capital of Lagos, the food basket of Benue, confluence State Kogi,  Delta and Rivers.

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