The “Who is who” in Nigeria Politics converge on Abuja to Launch a book about President Muhammadu Buhari.
By Festus Fifen
It was a gathering of the Cream De La Cream of the Nigeria society at the International Conference Centre Abuja when a book Titled ” Muhammadu Buhari the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria” was Launched as one of the contributions of the Author Prof. John Paden to the development of Leadership and governance in Nigeria.
The American Author Prof. John Paden specially interested in Leadership and governance in Africa and Nigeria in Particular who has Known President Buhari for about 30 years said his motive for writing the 320 pages, 24 chapters divided into 3 parts book was to introduce President Muhammadu Buhari to an international audience and the desire to address the issue of leadership and challenges therein; noting that the book is a work in progress as Nigeria takes on the challenges of leadership and governance.
Chairman of the occasion General Yakubu Gowon Rtd. who is a former Head of State described President Buhari as a fighter and a man of destiny adding that he deserves every form of praise and criticism he gets as the President of one of the most populous Black nation in the world.
One of the reviewers of the Book Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu who took time to talk about the leadership quality of president Buhari gave a vivid account of the processes that gave birth to the Change Mantra and how the merger of the APC brought about the Candidacy of Buhari and his eventual emergence as the President of Nigeria
Other reviewers of the book Amb. John Campbell, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu and Prof. Ibrahim Gambari also gave their account of the book according to the views of the author and their first hand experiences as associates of the President.
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo who is the special guest of Honour in his remarks said the Book confirmed what he knew and what people had told him about President Muhammadu Buhari.
Other dignitaries present at the events described President Buhari as an exemplary leader whose leadership qualities have spanned over a long period.
The Man who is the subject of the Book President Muhammadu Buhari was full of appreciation to the Author describing him as a true patriot of the nation Nigeria.
The event was well attended by the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, former Vice President Namadi Sambo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, state governors, Traditional Rulers, Members of the National Assembly ministers and members of the organized private sector.