A former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has urged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on his retirement plans, he said the current administration needs to defeat insurgency and end all forms of terrorism for the President to enjoy his retirement.
On December 18, The president had said he’s looking forward to 2023 when he will hand over power to a new president and return to tending to his farm.
“I look forward to the year 2023 when I finish and I go (back) 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,” Buhari said in Istanbul, Turkey, after a surprise birthday event was held in his honour.
Also, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, had on December 22 said that the President will live in Kaduna after the end of his tenure in 2023.
Briefing State House Correspondents after he met with Buhari, El-Rufai added that Buhari is a Kaduna-based citizen, despite being from Daura in Katsina State.
He said, “The President has been invited to come and commission some of our projects. He will spend two to three days in Kaduna commissioning projects in Kafanchan, Kaduna, and Zaria.
“As you know, the President is a Kaduna-based citizen. He is originally from Katsina state, but he spent most of his life in Kaduna. And he’s retiring to Kaduna.”
However, in a post on his Twitter page on Thursday, the former lawmaker noted that it was important for the President to tackle challenges bordering on insecurity if he plans to retire and settle in Kaduna.
He tweeted, “Bandits killed 1,192 and kidnapped over three thousand in Kaduna last year alone, outpaced the number of people killed and abducted in Yemen and Libya. If this is the state the president wants to retire and settle, he must secure it first.”