President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday pleaded with Nigerians to learn from the socio-political history of other countries and avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
This is just as he disclosed that the coming together of opposition parties in 2014, helped to save Nigeria from total collapse.
The president made this known as the public presentation of a book titled, “From Opposition to Governing Party”, written by a former National Chairman of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, and Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Mr. Buhari noted that with books such as the one presented and those written by intellectuals in politics, the future generation of Nigerians will be saved the time and torture of repeating the mistakes of previous generations.
“I would like to thank Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, because what is missing is history.
“People must tell the history of our development politically, not only economically, because one significant thing, especially about Nigeria, is that we are inclined to refuse to learn from other peoples’ mistakes. We insist on making our own mistakes all the time”, he said.
“For this, I thank him very much and I certainly wish to congratulate him. And he is not the minister of science and technology for nothing. Having known him earlier on as a scientist, I think the biggest challenge is to give him the ministry and see how much of a scientist he remains”, President Buhari added.
Earlier, the author said the book would help other politicians to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors.