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Presidential media aide, Femi Adesina, has disclosed how Muhammadu Buhari usually spends the day at the Aso Villa.

Special adviser to the president on media and publicity said this in the interview granted to Church Times, leading Christian newspaper.

Adesina spoke on the first year anniversary of the incumbent administration, fear of religious domination in the country, the antics of inveterate critics, and other issues.

While being asked what the typical day like with the itinerary of the president in Aso Rock, he said: “A typical day in the life of the president is determined by what he has to do for that day. He is a stickler for time, and if his day must begin at 7 a.m, or even earlier, you find him there right on time.

“But on a usual day, the first thing he does on getting to the office is to look at media highlights, which we would have prepared before he arrives. He goes through, and reads the newspapers in full later in the day.

“He takes scheduled activities, observing prayer hours in-between. And when he is done for the day, which is usually about 5 p.m, except there is any scheduled event, he goes home to rest.

“After prayer and dinner, he attends to people who have been booked to see him at home, and he does that till bedtime. Unless there are crucial meetings, which at times could last into the wee hours, the president does not keep very late nights. He is a very organized and methodical person.”

He also debunked rumours that President Buhari has an Islamic agenda for Nigeria.

“It is so very easy to fall into the bogey of an Islamic agenda, or a Christian agenda in Nigeria, depending on who is in power. It is one of the primordial fault lines in our country,” Buhari’s spokesman said.

“Yes, every person has a right to defend his faith, but in President Buhari, I have never seen anything that bears the slightest affinity to religious extremism. A good number of his personal staff are Christians. Before the last Christmas, the President personally told me he would allow me some days off, so I could spend Christmas with my family. Is that a religious bigot? No. In fact, I have never seen anything with the slightest link to bigotry in him. When my mother passed away in 2013, and we held a commendation service for her in Lagos, the then Gen Buhari came, and sat through the Christian service. That is the man for you.

“I think we have a problem of mindset in the country. It is a bogey of domination, which has made us paranoid about any faith that is not our own. For me, I fear no Islamic domination. I just want to be the best Christian I can be. When that happens, I spread the fragrance of Jesus Christ wherever I go, and I need not fear anything.

“It is so very easy to fall into the bogey of an Islamic agenda, or a Christian agenda in Nigeria, depending on who is in power. It is one of the primordial fault lines in our country. Yes, every person has a right to defend his faith, but in President Buhari, I have never seen anything that bears the slightest affinity to religious extremism. A good number of his personal staff are Christians. Before the last Christmas, the President personally told me he would allow me some days off, so I could spend Christmas with my family. Is that a religious bigot? No. In fact, I have never seen anything with the slightest link to bigotry in him. When my mother passed away in 2013, and we held a commendation service for her in Lagos, the then Gen Buhari came, and sat through the Christian service. That is the man for you.”

He further added: “I think we have a problem of mindset in the country. It is a bogey of domination, which has made us paranoid about any faith that is not our own. For me, I fear no Islamic domination. I just want to be the best Christian I can be. When that happens, I spread the fragrance of Jesus Christ wherever I go, and I need not fear anything.”

President Buhari is currently resting in London, United Kingdom.
The leader of the nation is expected back to Nigeria on June 16, Thursday.

The rumours earlier emerged that Buhari was spending 10 days in London to hold “secret talks” with Niger Delta militants and not to rest and treat an ear infection.
However, the UK government denied such claims.
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