President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, described his seven years in office as “tough” saying “I am eager to go.”

This was as he called on the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities to consider the plight of the future generations of the country as the strike stretches into the sixth month.

He also said the halt on academic activities would have generational consequences on families, the educational system and future development of the country.

According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said this when he received some governors of the All Progressives Congress, legislators and political leaders at his residence in Daura, Katsina State.

The statement was titled ‘Enough is enough, President Buhari tells ASUU, urges lecturers to consider generational consequences.’

Lamenting the toll his official duties had taken on him in the last seven years, Buhari told the visiting governors and political leaders that he had not been to his house in Daura for close to a year due to the demands of office.

He said, “The observation that I abandoned my base was made by the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk, at the eid prayer ground. He held the microphone and told everyone that the last time I was in Daura was during the Eid-el-Kabir of 2021.

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