I have packed my bags in Aso Rock Villa, leaving like schoolboy, says Femi Adesina

Abuja—Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has said that he has packed his bags and he is ready to leave the Presidential Villa, Abuja by May 29 when the President will leave office.

Adesina in his latest article recounted his journey from journalism to becoming President Buhari’s media aide.

In the article, the presidential spokesman said, “All things are now ready. Last week, I wrote about the cleaning and clearing of my office in the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The job is now done, and as a bride waits for her groom, the office now expects its next occupant, the Adviser on Media to the incoming President.

“That event is now about 38 days away. William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet: “Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books…” That is how I look forward to my next endeavours, after serving in government for 8 years.

“To the best of my ability, I have served my principal, Muhammadu Buhari, the Mai Gaskiya (honest man), who hails from Daura, in Katsina State. Through thick and thin, I have been there with him. Been called names, excoriated, flagellated, threatened.

“But there I was. All the way. Bloodied at times, but unbowed. Now, happily, like love goes towards love, a schoolboy away from his books, all my bags are packed, I’m ready to go. Remember Jet Plane, that song by Sonya Spence?

“But goodbye we must say. Today, permit me to pay tribute to all those who have served in the office I’d occupied in the past 8 years. They also served their masters; faithfully, just as I have tried to do. I had written about them in the past, both living and dead, but I bring an updated version today.

“Those who served before me have all succeeded in their different ways, no matter what people choose to believe or say of them. They served their principals faithfully. I tried to do the same. As I move on in 38 days, let me borrow the words of Shakespeare again: “If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; if not, this parting was well made.”

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