January 11, 2023
President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that he was an orphan from a young age and didn’t know his father.
Speaking on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the APC campaign rally in Damaturu, Yobe State, the president said he had no idea who his father was and that he spent nine years in a boarding school to acquire an education that enabled him to get enlisted in the Nigerian Army.
Addressing the crowd in Hausa, Buhari said: “Make sure you send your children to school and make them understand that whatever you have in this world can be taken away from you except the knowledge you have in your head.”
He added: ‘”I was an orphan; I did not know my father. I spent nine years in a boarding school and because of [my] education, I was enlisted into the Nigerian Army.”
He continued: “I want you to strengthen your faith, try your best to uphold the children and family God has entrusted to you. Do not betray that trust.”