Abuja—President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to those who may have been hurt by actions of his administration.
According to the Nation newspaper, Buhari tendered the open apology while hosting the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja community to his ninth and last Sallah celebration at the Presidential Villa.
Speaking at the celebration attended by key figures in the administration from the Abuja community, led by the Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, the President also thanked Nigerians for tolerating his eight-year administration.
“Thank you for tolerating me…I consider myself lucky to have been a Governor, Minister and Head of State and now President for two terms,” Buhari told the guests.
The President also said that he cannot wait to go home after eight years of ruling the nation..
According to him: “I can’t wait to go home…I deliberately arranged to be as far away as possible from you people. I have got what I have asked and will quietly retire to my home town in Daura.”
He reminded the audience he is from the extreme corner of Nigeria, Daura in Katsina State, which he said is just eight kilometers from Niger Republic.
“God gave me an incredible opportunity to serve the country. We are all humans, if I have hurt some people along the line of my service to the country, I ask that they pardon me.
“All those that I have hurt, I ask that they pardon me.”
President Buhari said he remains grateful to Nigerians, who voted for him in 2015 and 2019, without any monetary incentive, with some trooping to the campaigns, and receptions in states just to catch a glimpse.
“I think it is a good coincidence for me to say goodbye to you, and thank you for tolerating me for almost eight years,” the President said.