Former Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon has pleaded with Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari enough time to prove his mettle. Speaking exclusively with the Nigerian Tribune, in Ibadan, Gowon said the task of leadership is enormous and thus cannot be rushed into taking hasty decisions.

“Give him a chance. You cannot solve any problem within two or three days. People say they want a change but as far as the problem of Nigeria is concerned, you cannot do it in one day, in one month. It will take time before a lot of these changes would be done and done effectively.” Let us give Buhari the chance to do things in the proper way to be able to get a good result. I have read it in some papers where people question him that in 30 days nothing has been done. It is unnecessary. They criticised me when I was Head of State that the civil war was taking too long. I said, Yes, do they know some of the problems that are involved in dealing with some of those problems?”‎ He said