General Yakubu Gowon yesterday appealed to Nigerians to give President Muhammadu Buhari time to fix the country’s problems.

He also stated that: “Nigeria is not an easy place to govern.”

He stressed the need to give any new government in power time to “put things in order”.

The ex-head of state and leader of Nigeria Prays spoke to reporters at the Ikenne home of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, after leading a delegation of the Awolowo Foundation to the family to condole with it on the death of its matriarch, Chief Hannah Idowu Dideolu (HID) Awolowo.

He noted that when he came to power after the death of Maj.-Gen. Aguiyi Ironsi, he thought that within three months or six months, his government would be able to sort out all that was wrong with the country at the time, but it soon dawned on him that things could not be done overnight.