President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his eagerness to finish his two term tenure next year, 2023 and go back to his house in Daura. He added that he has a beautiful house in Kaduna but would prefer to retire to his house in Daura because Kaduna is too close to Abuja.
“In ten to eleven months’ time, I will come here (Daura). I have a better house in Kaduna, but it is too close to Abuja.”
The President spoke today, July 11, when he played host to some governors under the umbrella of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who paid him a Sallah homage at his country home, Daura in Katsina State.
H said: “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.
“By this time next year, I would have made the most out of the two terms, and the remaining months I will do my best.”
The President 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.”
The President said that the schedule of work is much, saying that 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.