President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said he would not name anybody as his successor.
Buhari, who was sworn in for a second term on May 29, this year, stated this when he hosted members of the Progressives in Academics (Pro-Acad) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The president was asked by the group to start grooming a youth as his successor. But the president said those who want to succeed him should try as much as he did.
The president said: “Succession, to me this is very funny; because if I did find anybody I will create more problems for him or her.
Let those who want to be president try as much as I did. “I believe those who are interested need to know that I tried three times and the fourth time I thank God and technology, PVC.
“So, I think you have more to do as intellectuals to make sure you correct Nigeria’s intellectual development, it is very important for the next generation.
“A lot of our young people are taking things for granted. Imagine to contest elections three times and ending up in the Supreme Court, it takes a lot of conviction and hard work. But people take things for granted,” he said