President Mohammadu Buhari has revealed that world powers engineered his removal as Nigeria’s Military Head of State.
Buhari previously served as the nation’s Head of State from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.
He made the disclosure while speaking when he was hosted to a Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner by the Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja.
The president recalled how his refusal to adhere to an advice from the IMF, World Bank to devalue the naira and increase prices of fuel and flour, as a military Head of State, led to his removal.
He said: “I refused and gave my reasons and the next thing I knew I was removed and detained for three and half years.”
Buhari therefore, stated that he was conversant with the problems of the military having spent over 25 years in the service.
“As a civilian president I will do my best and I’m telling you all these because you are part of the leadership of this great country and God willing we will remain great,” he added.