The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has revealed that he hopes Nigerians can say that he did his best at the end of his regime next year.
Speaking during an interview with NTA aired on Thursday, Buhari who has about 17 months left as the president of Nigeria revealed that he is not “expecting any appreciation.”
The 79-year-old also revealed that age is telling on him adding that he looks forward to resting like his colleagues who are doing the same after he hands over.
He said, “I’ve been a governor, a minister, and I’m in my second term as president. So, I’ve gone through all the systems, and what else can I do for this country?
“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.”
Buhari also lamented the stress associated with the Office of the President, saying that “age is telling” on him.
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,“ he said.
“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. 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 systems, and really, what else can I do for this country? I have given my best.”