Age is telling on me, Buhari confesses


Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he looks forward to his exit from office as age is telling on him from working long hours every day.

President Buhari stated this in an interview Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) aired Thursday night.

The president said many of his colleagues were enjoying their retirement and that he hoped to emulate them in the next 17 months, when his tenure ends.

Asked how he felt clocking 79 years recently, he said: “Yes, I think COVID-19 has come to my rescue in the sense that the amount of people that needed to see you has reduced.

“And about my age, yes, I see my colleagues, they are now resting and I assure you that I’m looking forward to the next 17 months when I too would have to be less busy.

“The age is telling on me. Working now for 6, 7, 8 hours a day in the office is no joke.

“Questions of executive council memos from as many states as possible to be considered virtually every week.

“So, really it is a lot of hard work. But I asked for it and I cannot complain. “

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