President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that age is telling on him and that he looks forward to his exit from office.

Buhari said he is no longer comfortable working long hours every day.

The Nigerian leader said this when he appeared on state-owned television station, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Thursday night.

According to him, many colleagues and age-mates were enjoying their retirement, adding that he hoped to join when he leaves office in 2023.

Asked how he felt clocking 79 years recently, he said: “And about my age, yes, I see my colleagues, they are now resting and I assure you that I’m looking forward to the next 17 months when I too would have to be less busy.

“The age is telling on me. Working now for 6, 7, 8 hours a day in the office is no joke.

“Questions of executive council memos from as many States as possible to be considered virtually every week.

“So, really it is a lot of hard work. But I asked for it and I cannot complain.”

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