The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Tuesday told President Muhammadu Buhari that he would not aspire to be president at age of 70 if he were the president.
The Customs boss stated this when he led members of the Buhari Support Organisation, BSO, on a courtesy call on the president at the presidential villa, Abuja.
He, however, said Mr Buhari chose to be president because of his love for the country.
Mr Ali said stated the group’s support of Buhari’s second term bid owing to the president’s integrity, honesty and love for country.
“I’ve said it and I’ll repeat it here Mr. President with all due respect, at 70 plus, with good retirement benefits and with your house in Daura, if I were you, I’d see no reason to be in this arena.
“But why are you here? It’s because you love this great country. You left your comfort to serve Nigeria and that’s why for those of us who love you for who you’re said we must follow you and ensure that your second term in this country becomes a reality,” Mr Ali said.
He also rehash the president’s “lazy Nigerian youth” remark, saying that those complaining of hunger were lazy Nigerians.
Mr Buhari will clock 76 on December 17.
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