A report has revealed the daily routine of President Muhammadu Buhari as he presides over the affairs of Nigeria from the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
According to the report, the president lives an austere life.
The president 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 schedule.”