President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday revealed that he was an orphan and he had no idea who his father was.
He made the revelation while speaking at the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign rally at August 27 Stadium in Damaturu on Tuesday
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.
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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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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