So, this day in 1976, the then Nigerian Head of State, Muritala Mohammed, was killed in a failed military coup. His death sparked intense mourning and till this day, some Nigerians are insistent he remains one of the country's best ever leaders.
From the purge of the public service and the military hierarchy, the crackdown on corruption and the dynamic and purposeful shift in the nation’s foreign policy, some say Muritala's remains a standout regime.
These days when one hears Nigerians praying for good leaders, it does cross the mind that perhaps we've already had our fair share....it's just a thought.
|Late General Muritala Mohammed|