President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he is looking forward to when he will end his presidency.
In an interview with NTA, the President, who recently celebrated his 79th birthday stated that age is telling on him and he can’t wait to be less busy again, just like his colleagues.
In his words: “About my age, I see my colleagues, they are now resting, and I assure you that I look forward to the next 17 months when I will be less busy.’’
The President said he does not spend less than six hours every day working in the office but he can’t complain because he asked Nigerians for it.
“The age is telling on me, working now for six, seven, to eight hours per day in the office is no joke. There are questions of the executive council, memos from as many states as possible to consider virtually every week. It’s a lot of hard work, but as I’ve said, I asked for it and I cannot complain,’’ Buhari revealed.
Speaking further, President Buhari highlighted his history in public service and his eagerness to hand over power in 2023.
Buhari said: “I’ve been a minister, a governor, and I am in my second term as the president. So I’ve gone through all the systems and really, what else can I do for this country? I have given my best.’’
He also disclosed that he does not expect Nigerians to appreciate him when he leaves office:
“I’m not expecting appreciation but what I’m expecting is for Nigerians to say yes, this man has done his best.’’
Over time, President Buhari has made it public that he will be going back to Daura (Katsina) at the end of his tenure. Also, in a recent interview aired on Channels TV, he noted that he is not concerned about the 2023 elections.