– President Buhari knew Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby from his days as Nigeria’s petroleum minister according to APC TV news
– Justin Welby was said to be financial executive director in the petroleum industry, for the French corporation Elf Aquitaine in charge of West African region
– The APC said both were contented with what they have and were not ready to abuse the privileges given to them
More light has been shed on the relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby according to a page purportedly belonging to All Progressives Congress TV news.
The social media handle of the ruling party reported that the president has many things in common with the the archbishop since his day as Nigeria’s petroleum minister.
In post published on Tuesday, April 17, APC News TV wrote:
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“Someone may be wondering and ask; why is Buhari and Archbishop of Canterbury always hanging out whenever he, Buhari goes to London? Well, I will attempt to answer that question. Don’t panic, it is not an Islamization or Christianisation agenda.
“President Muhammed Buhari and Archbishop Justin Welby have some things in common.
“The duo first came in contact in late 70s when Buhari was minister of petroleum and Justin Welby was financial executive director in the petroleum industry, for the French corporation Elf Aquitaine in charge of West African region. Obviously, he was based in Nigeria.
“While Buhari was running the oil sector for Nigeria, Welby was running for France. Both men were in charge of the oil sectors that was worth billions upon billions of Dollars. Imagine being in control of oil sector controlling billions of dollars in the 70s.
“Buhari and Welby could have enriched themselves beyond imagination and be among the world celebrated richest men of today.
“But, No! Not Buhari or Welby. Both were contented with what they have and were not ready to abuse the privileges given to them.
:”While Buhari left public service to become a small cattle farmer in his village. The archbishop on the other hand left public service to become an ordinary priest with no portfolio.
“Both have no oil well, no trace of corruption to them, no personal oil company and no personal businesses.
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“You see this life? It is all about choices. You can choose to work in the most lucrative & tempting jobs of this world, yet resist the temptation of taking what does not belongs to you.
“You can choose to serve and retire home with a clean hand & conscience. Then God who sees the good deeds done in secret will reward you openly.
“Today! Justin Welby is the president of Anglican communion world wide, while Buhari on the other hand is the president of the most populous black nation on earth.
“When the former British Prime Minister was quick to call Nigerians “fantastically corrupt” Archbishop Welby was on ground to quickly rebuke David Cameron. “This particular president is not corrupt”. His words……. may you have someone to defend you when the world is about to rubbish you.
“Ladies & gentlemen, I present to you, President Buhari and Archbishop Justin Welby.”
NAIJ.com had reported that the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to look at the rising insecurity in Nigeria particularly the Boko Haram crises and the herders-farmers clash.
This was contained in a post on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, April 11.
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