- Ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, May 28, said he looked forward to flying back to his cows and sheep in Daura, Katsina state
- Buhari, 80, said Nigerians are tough to control, but his cattle are much easier to control
- The former Nigerian leader spoke at the inauguration Dinner/Gala Night, organised by the Presidential Transition Council (PTC), at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja
Buhari spoke at a dinner held on Sunday, May 28, in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
The 80-year-old stated that his cows are easier to control than Nigerians.
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“I am looking forward to tomorrow to fly to my base and go back to my cows and sheep, which are much easier to control than fellow Nigerians.”
Furthermore, Buhari thanked the heads of state and representatives that were in attendance for the handover for their support and wished them well.
"Your excellencies, heads of state and government, and their representatives, I thank you very much and I say goodbye to you and wish us the best of luck."
Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, and Julius Maado Bio of Sierra Leone were in attendance.
Buhari makes fresh appointment hours to Bola Tinubu’s inauguration
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a few hours before the handover ceremony, Buhari made a new appointment.
The erstwhile Nigerian leader, on Sunday, May 28, confirmed the appointment of Sha’aban Sharada as the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Almajiri and Out of School Children.
National debt: Each Nigerian owes N217,136 under Buhari as Tinubu takes office
Reports say Nigeria’s debt burden per citizen grew faster than other sectors, such as health and education, for a country of over 200 million people with multi-dimensional poverty.
Nigeria’s debt per citizen increased by 215% from N68.852 in 2015, when Buhari became Nigeria’s president, to N217,136 IN 2022, according to data from the Debt Management Office (DMO).