Old age is telling on me - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari Says

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President Muhammadu Buhari claims that working long hours in the office every day has taken its toll on him. Buhari made the comment in an interview with NTA on Thursday, January 6, in response to how he felt after recently reaching 79.

Buhari stated that being president is difficult work, but that he cannot complain because he requested it.
While noting that several of his colleagues are now retired, Buhari stated that he hopes to follow in their footsteps in the following 17 months.

Buhari claimed he did not expect Nigerians to appreciate him. When judged on the difficulties he faced when he started office, the president claimed he did well.

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 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."

Buhari stated that he has done his best for Nigeria and that he believes Nigerians will recognize his efforts once he leaves office.

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