The daily routine of President Muhammadu Buhari on how he presides and goes over the affairs of Nigeria from the presidential villa in Aso Rock have been revealed.
According to this new report, the president lives a very austere life.
He works from 7am into the wee hours of the night, but still makes out time for his five daily prayers as a devout Muslim.
Mr. President then consults with few underground advisers and aides
in one of the guest houses in the villa on a daily basis to weigh his
options in his policy decisions.
Speaking about the tight schedule of Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media to the president said:
“Maybe because of his military background, the President wakes up
early and he is an avid listener to radio stations. Before he reports
for work by 7am, he must have listened to all the talk shows on radio
and you will be amazed how he picks you up on some national issues
discussed on radio. Most times, he starts his day by 6am.”
He continued saying: “The President works from the early hours of
the day till 1am and 2am. In fact, there was a time the team around him
had a meeting and expressed worries that the President was having only
three hours of sleep. They therefore redesigned his schedule by saying
no more appointment by 9pm. The new policy did not last more than one
week. After that, the President worked till 1am.”
Responding to a question on the issue, Shehu said: “I think it
has to do with his military training because it got to a point that one
of the youngest staff working with the President could not cope with his