Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that “age is catching up with him” and he’s looking towards the end of his term. ayokinews.com reports
In an interview with NTA on Thursday, the president stated this.
When asked about how he feels now that he’s 79 years old, Buhari responded saying, being a president of a country like Nigeria is a demanding job and that he is looking forward to his tenure ending in 2023.
Buhari added that he has honorably and faithfully served Nigeria as a minister, governor, and now president, and that he believes Nigerians will acknowledge his service when his tenure expires, that he has done his best for the country.
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 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 executive council, memos from as many states as possible to be considered virtually every week. Really, it’s a lot of hard work, but as I’ve said, 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”.