There is limit to what I can do because of age -Buhari

“How I wish I became Head of State when I was a governor, just a few years as a young man… Now at 72, there is a limit to what I can do”. These are words of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night while addressing members of the Nigerian community in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attended the 25th Summit of the African Union (AU).
He however said that it was the love of the country that brought him back. “But what brought me here, I think is mainly because I love this country. I was in the war front for 30 months during our civil war. I lost a lot of loyal people to me… I lost a relative. A lot of Nigerians did too. We lost about two million Nigerian lives just to keep Nigeria one.
“So, nobody should come now and tell us rubbish. We are going to remain one country. God has given us another opportunity to reorganize this country. Those who work hard, the society will pay them back.”
Though, he vowed that his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would do its best to kill corruption in Nigeria, secure the nation and provide jobs for the teaming youths.
He urged Nigerian residents in South Africa to remain law-abiding in their host country, pledging to continue discussions with his host, President Jacob Zuma, on issues concerning the 83 Nigerians in the country’s jails and those who were victims of the xenophobic attacks, which he would rather describe as “civil disturbances”.
Also, President Buhari said that he would inquire from Zuma about the fate of the $9.7 million the administration of Goodluck Jonathan transferred to South Africa for a botched arms purchase.

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