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Age Is Telling On Me, Working For Six, Seven Hours Is No Joke – President Buhari

Age Is Telling On Me, Working For Six, Seven Hours Is No Joke – President Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he looks forward to the next seventeen months when he will be less busy as his age is telling on him.

Buhari who just turned 79 recently made this statement in an interview with the national broadcaster, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Thursday, 6th January.

He said,

“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 too will be less busy.

“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 be considered virtually every week.

“Really, it’s a lot of hard work, but let’s say, I asked for it and I cannot complain.”

“I have been a governor, I have been a minister, and I’m in my second term as president. So, I’ve gone through all the system, and really, what else can I do for this country? I have given my best and I hope after I leave, Nigerians would reflect and at least show appreciation.

“What I’m expecting is for Nigerians to say, this man has done his best. I hope I will leave a more secure Nigeria than it is now. That’s the most I expect from Nigerians.”

Buhari celebrated his 79 birthday last December while he was on a trip to Istanbul for the Africa-Turkey summit.

He was on the trip with his wife, Aisha, and other top government officials.

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