President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his desire to transfer power to the next president.
At a farewell meeting with Mary Beth Leonard, the departing US ambassador, held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari gave a speech.
In order to manage his farms and care for his cattle after retiring, President Buhari said he cannot wait to return to his hometown of Daura, Katsina State. He also said he intends to become a significant landowner there.
“Back home, I intend to be a large landlord who works on his farms and takes care of more than 300 animals.
I’m itching to leave,” he declared. Buhari praised the departing ambassador for the significant improvements in US-Nigeria relations that had been made during her three and a half years in office.
The American ambassador made remarks in which she expressed her admiration for the development of US-Nigeria relations over the previous three and a half years.
She listed some of her accomplishments in office, including the recent establishment of a five-year visa regime between the two nations, active cooperation in security and the supply of military equipment, such as warplanes and the soon-to-arrive fighter helicopters, as well as cooperation in the health sector to combat HIV and COVID response.