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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that as he is nearing the end of his term as president, he is eager to go and wants to hand over to his successor because “it’s been tough”.

The President made this known while receiving some Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State, on Monday.

He further disclosed that Buhari would retire to his house in Daura, Katsina State, instead of his better house in Kaduna.

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“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,”

“In 10 to 11 months’ time, I will come here. I have a better house in Kaduna, but it is too close to Abuja”, he said.

The President expressed the tediousness of the task of being a nation’s leader and other sacrifices associated.

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“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,”

On security, the president said the North-West had posed more challenges, while some success had been recorded in other regions of North-East and South-South.

He, however, advised some indigenes in the South-South to stop hurting national assets, which he said also affect their livelihood.

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