Buhari says he would have Relocated to Niger Republic, over Endless Visits to his Daura Home
Former President Buhari says he would have relocated to Niger Republic, if Nigeria had not shut its land border with the country.
Buhari said since he left office last May 29, he had been receiving visitors from various parts of Nigeria at his residence at Dura in Katsina State.
The former president speaking in an interview on Monday aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), some of them chartered vehicles to come and visit him.
Reflecting on his political journey, Buhari expressed concern over the penchant of Nigerians for materialism, adding that they do not bother about the source of the money or wealth.
According to him, all that matter to Nigerians are building of mansions, buying of flashy cars and frequent travelling out of the country.
He explained that such a mentality made it difficult for him to get support when he was to contest in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 presidential polls in which he lost.
Earlier, the Daura-born former Head of State said he did not miss being in power much.
He remarked, Miss? I don’t think I miss much.
In December 2022, six months before handing over power to his successor, Bola Tinubu, Buhari said he would not miss his time as President of Nigeria because his best was not good enough for Nigerians.
I believe I’m trying my best, but still my best is not good enough. I wonder if I am going to miss much. I think I’m being harassed, he stated.