According to former president Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians value material possessions excessively.
He said that this made it difficult for him to gain the support of many influential people during his three failed presidential campaigns in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
“Nigeria is an underdeveloped nation, despite popular belief. Sometimes we ruthlessly don’t care how you make the money because we are so impressed by our material possessions.In a retrospective interview on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) on Monday.
Buhari stated, “You should be rich, have a fantastic house, fancy cars, and travel abroad on a regular basis.”
“I found myself struggling to gain support because Nigerians seem to be impressed more by material success rather than be honored by the less privileged, we’re a fantastic initiative,” he said, reflecting on his three unsuccessful attempts at running for president.