By KIKELOMO IWAJOMO
President Muhammadu Buhari is the commander-in-chief of Africa’s most powerful country Nigeria. 73-year-old Buhari is also the head of his political party, the All Progressives Congress(APC). Buhari’s decisions on virtually anything go a long way across the globe. As Nigeria’s president, his plans and schedules can change in a second when there is a crisis, so for the First Man, there is no “typical day”. But how has President Buhari managed to navigate the complicated roles and responsibilities of the Executive arm of government since he was sworn into office on 29th May 2015?
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina revealed how his principal gets things done. Adesina was guest on Radio Continental 102.3 FM. When asked how the President’s typical day is like, Adesina said: “He gets to the office in the morning about 9 a.m, the first thing he has required us to do is get the highlights of newspapers ready for him, and so before he comes in, we have reviewed the newspapers, we have done all the highlights and that is the first thing he looks at. Then he begins to attend to all the other things lined out for him. Across all the sectors, ministers and directors of agencies are meeting with him. He is a hard worker and at 73, I wonder how he does it.
“He does that till early evening, when he then retires home to have a late lunch and a rest, and then in the early evening he takes on people that have been scheduled to meet him, if there are. One thing about this President is that as much as possible, you don’t get to his house and see a market. I was told that in the last dispensation the place would still be a beehive of activities as late as 2 a.m. But this man is methodical, he plans his days and in the process he is able to attend to much more. All the sectors are receiving attention, I can assure you.”