President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday received Suleimab Hashimu, the young man who trekked from Lagos to Abuja to celebrate the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the recently concluded presidential election.
Buhari, who received Hashimu in Abuja, congratulated him for his achievement and courage.
Buhari said: “I want to congratulate you for making it. You are a young man and you are lucky that your health did not fail you. I heard many stories about you. I understand you wore many shoes. I also understand that there were many people who were generous to you.”
Hashimu told the President-elect that he made a promise about two years ago to trek from Lagos to Abuja, if you emerged the winner in the presidential election.
He said: “I made the promise because of the love I have for you. I thank God that I made a promise and I fulfilled it”.
He said it took him 18 days to trek from Lagos to Abuja, covering a distance of about 12 hours daily.
He said: “I passed through Kwara and Niger states. I was trekking from 6.00am to 6.00pm everyday.
“I made this promise two years ago. I am based in Ibadan and I started my journey from Lagos because Lagos is the most popular city in Nigeria and I started from the Berger Junction in Lagos. I’m not bothered about what the people say. I have made it.”
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