President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday stated that he expects Nigerians to agree with him when he leaves office in 2023 that he has done his best.
The President who spoke on Thursday during an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) said he doesn’t expect any form of appreciation other than that from Nigerians.
Highlighting that he has spent his youthful years in the service of the country, Buhari recalled that he has served in various capacities including as a Governor, Minister, military President, and two-term democratic President, and has given his best in all the positions.
He said: “I’ve given my best, and I hope after I leave, Nigerians will reflect. I’m not expecting any appreciation but what I’m expecting is for Nigerians to say this man has done his best. That’s what I’m expecting from Nigerians.”
Naija News earlier reported that President Buhari also during the chat pointed out that he looks forward to finishing his tenure as age is telling on him.
The president when asked about how he feels after celebrating his 79th birthday, said being president is hard work and that he looks forward to when his tenure would end in 2023.
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. 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 systems and really, what else can I do for this country? I have given my best.”
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