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Following his retirement from office in 2023, President Bola Tinubu said that he periodically checked in on his predecessor, Muhammadu Buhari.

During the book launch of Femi Adesina’s book “Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity (2015-2023)” on Tuesday, he revealed this.

According to Tinubu, he gets in touch with the former president to find out if he’s still living and working on his Daura, Katsina State, farm.


In his speech, Tinubu also praised Buhari for upholding his promise to neither tamper or interfere with the way he runs his government.

He said; “When I call him (on the phone) to say, ‘Are you living? Are you going to the farm?’ you don’t hear from him (Buhari), either to nominate or intrude in the cabinet or complain about issues. Thank you for being who you are.”

He claimed that after turning over power on May 29, 2023, Buhari left his administration and went back to his hometown.

According to President Tinubu: “After handing over, you (Buhari) said, ‘I will be far away in Daura but if you need me, contact me.’ I won’t intrude on whatever you are doing. I won’t interfere. I won’t breathe down your throat. We’ve partnered to make democracy flourish in Nigeria.”


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