Suleiman Hashimu, the young man who treckked from Lagos to Abuja has finally met with the president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, even has he explained why he embarked on such mission
He said he had made a personal promise in 2013 that should Buhari contest and win the 2015 presidential elections, he would trek from Lagos to Abuja.
He therefore said that he didn’t care about what people would say of him, adding that what mattered to him was the fulfillment of his promise to God and himself.
“I made a promise because of the love I have for Mr.
President that if Buhari should win the 2015 elections, I will trek
from Lagos to Abuja which I have done. I thank God that I made a
promise and I fulfilled the promise.
“I passed through Kwara and Niger states to Abuja. I was trekking
from 6.00am to 6.00pm and anywhere I find myself when it is
6.00pm, I pass the night there.I spent 18 days from Lagos to
“Once I found myself inside the bush by 6.00pm and I managed to
continue the trek till 9.00pm to a nearby village.
“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 Berger junction in Lagos.
“I am not bothered about what people think. It is a promise
between me and my God. I don’t want anybody to believe me. I left
Lagos because I made a promise. Right from Kwara state, I never
walked alone for five kilometres. People always walk with me to
the next village. I work with a construction company based in
The President-elect, General Buhari, who personaly received Hashimu congratulated him and thanked God that his health did not fail him.
“I want to congratulate you for making it. He is a young man and
he was lucky that his health did not fail him. I also heard so many
stories that you wore almost half a dozen pair of shoes. I also
understand that there are people who have been quite generous to help you to pay for pair of shoes”, Buhari said.