President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to giving his best to Nigerians until May 29, 2023.
He spoke in Instanbul, the Turkish capital, on Friday while responding to a tribute and a special birthday celebration organized by members of his delegation.
The President spoke on the heels of a comment by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who on Monday in Lagos, claimed Buhari had nothing more to offer the country.
In his brief comment at the surprise birthday celebration, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was looking forward to his exit in 2023, but that he will continue delivering to Nigerians in line with the Constitution.
In response to the tribute on the occasion, on behalf of the ministers and the rest of the delegation, rendered by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, President Buhari said he will put in his best for Nigeria until the last day when in 2023 he hands over to a successor and returns to his farm to tender crops and livestock.
“I thought that being away from Abuja I will escape these things. The Guards Brigade had written to tell me what they wanted to do on this day. Now here you are doing this far away from home.
“I look forward to the year 2023 when I finish, to go home to take charge of my farm.
“Between now and that time, I will do the best that is possible to advance the interest of the nation and its people, and carry out my duties as prescribed by the Constitution,” he said.