President Muhammadu Buhari says he will stay away from politics and governance as much as he can once his tenure elapses on May 29, 2023.
He reiterated his intention to retire to his hometown in Daura, Katsina State after his tenure ends.
The President spoke when he played host to residents of the Federal Capital Territory led by the Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, on Eid-el-Fitr Sallah homage.
President Buhari on Friday narrated how he has had the privilege of serving Nigeria in various capacities for about forty years and and he now seeks nothing but to enjoy a soothing and peaceful retirement in the comfort of his country home, away from the boisterousness of the city and hectic schedule of the government duties.
Underscoring his desire for a peaceful rest, Buhari stated that if he gets disturbed in Daura, he would leave for Niger Republic which shares a border with his hometown.
He said that his journey was not all smooth as he was incarcerated for three years, after the coup that ousted him from power in August, 1984, and contested elections three times, 2003, 2007 and 2011, without success.
He also recounted how he served variously as a military officer, military governor, minister, and Head of State, and returning as a democratically elected President in 2015.
According to President Buhari, he decided to retire to Daura, which was far away from Abuja in order to get some respite, after years of work.
“I can’t wait to go home to Daura. If they make any noise to disturb me in Daura, I will leave for the Niger Republic. I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible. I got what I wanted and will quietly retire to my home town.
“In spite of technology, it will not be easy to get to Daura,” he said