Confronted With Forged WAEC Certificate, Buhari Breaks Down In Tears, Opens Up On Poor Academic Background

By Amako Nneji December 15, 2016 11:30

Confronted With Forged WAEC Certificate, Buhari Breaks Down In Tears, Opens Up On Poor Academic Background

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, in a press statement, has opened up on how he was unable to attain high academic excellence, stating that he was pre-occupied with coups and counter-coups.

Buhari made this disclosure, during the decoration of his Aide-De-Camp, Col. Mohammed Abubakar, and the Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet, Air-Vice Marshal Sadiq Kaita, with their new ranks, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall, that Buhari was accused of tendering a forged WAEC certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, prior to the 2015 general elections.

While speaking, Buhari said: “I am happy with the intellectual approach of the Military. In our time, there was no time for academic pursuit. It was all about war, coups,m and counter-coups.”

He said that modern Military however; required superiority of intellect and imagination, to achieve victory at warfare.

While expressing happiness with the dazzling array of University degrees the newly-promoted Officers had acquired, the President urged all Officers, to ensure the translation of academic achievements to performance in the field and other places of assignment.

Buhari stated that in times of peace and stability, Military Officers should use such opportunity to pursue their intellectual transformation, which should go side-by-side with hardware transformation of modern armies.

The President, urged Officers to read history, irrespective of their academic backgrounds, describing it as an important prerequisite for strategic learning, and success in the Military.

Buhari congratulated both Officers on their various achievements in their services, calling on them to always be mindful of the welfare of those placed under their Command.