Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the world will miss the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari when he leaves office.
Gatekeepers News reports that Akufo-Addo said this while unveiling two books written on the legacies of Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday.
Buhari will leave office on May 29 after serving a two-term of eight years.
The Ghanaian president said ECOWAS, Africa and the world at large will miss Buhari’s leadership qualities.
Akufo-Addo said, “As leaders, we all have our high and low moments, but I have no doubt that posterity will be kind to Muhammadu Buhari.
“President Buhari, we will miss you. West Africa, Africa, and indeed, the world will miss your leadership. The leadership of a military ruler turned consummate democrat who was extremely solicitous of Nigeria’s and Africa’s interests and who sought principles in all decisions which he took.
“I’m yet to have a book written about me, let alone author one myself. I have some 19 months to leave office, and I guess I have to take a cue from my senior and hope the books will give about me.”
The books are: “State of Repair: How Muhammadu Buhari tried to transform Nigeria for the better” authored by Anthony Goldman, a former journalist and ex-Africa editor of the Financial Times of London; and “The Legacy of Muhammadu Buhari” by Abu Ibrahim, former representative of southern Katsina senatorial district.
The President-elect Bola Tinubu and the Vice-President-elect Kashim Shettima obtained copies of the book for a combined amount of N40 million.
Chairman of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu generously purchased copies of the books with the sum of N200 million
Chairperson of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote contributed N100 million to acquire copies of both books, and Muhammed Idimi purchased copies for the same amount.
The books were reviewed by former governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi; and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Abubakar Abba.