President Muhammmadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that no amount of provocations will dampen his determination to serve them in the best of manners.
He made the vow in Abuja at a special event organised by his family and close associates to mark his 80th birthday.
In a documentary on his life from childhood, shown at the event, the President admitted that the widely-circulated rumour suggesting that he was dead, and cloned from a Sudanese called Jibrin, was “destructive”, but it did not shift him from focus.
The President said the architects of such allegations wanted to “distract attention from the main issue”, which is developing the infrastructure, and making people aware that they need to work hard to live well and earn the respect of their communities.
On what he will miss the most after leaving office in May, next year, President Buhari simply said, “nothing much”.
“I wonder if I am going to miss much. I think I’m being harassed. I believe I’m trying my best but still my best is not good enough,” he said.
“Because there are people around that think that they can intimidate me to get what they want instead of going through certain systems to earn whatever they want to earn. And they are the same people who want to be clever by half.”