Buhari confesses, says it’s been tough governing Nigeria - The People's Voice


Monday, July 11, 2022

Buhari confesses, says it’s been tough governing Nigeria

By Our Correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he eager to leave office as it has been tough governing the country.

He spoke in Daura, Katsina State when he received some APC governors who came to pay him Sallah homage.

According to him, “I am eager to go. I can tell you it has been tough. I am grateful to God that people appreciate the personal sacrifices we have been making.”

The president said he wished the person who is coming after him the very best.

“I wish the person who is coming after me the very best,” he said.

The President also told the governors and political leaders that he had not been to his house in Daura for close to a year due to the demands of office.

“The observation that I abandoned my base was made by the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk, at the Eid prayer ground. He held the microphone and told everyone that the last time I was in Daura was during the Eid-el-Kabir of 2021,” he added.

Buhari said he would retire to Daura, not Kaduna, where he had a better house.

“In ten to eleven months time, I will come here. I have a better house in Kaduna, but it is too close to Abuja,’’ he said.

The President explained that the schedule of work was much, saying he recently had to sympathise with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, who had to be away most of the time from his family.

President Buhari urged the APC stalwarts to keep working for the good of the people and the country, noting that “ We are a lucky people, and we need to reflect more on where we are coming from.”

The President said relative to the resources available, and compared to the last administration, the government had done well in many areas, particularly in infrastructure.

On security, the President said the North West had posed more challenges, and some success had been recorded in other regions, North East and South South.

Buhari advised some indigenes in the South South to stop hurting national assets, which also affect their livelihood.

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