Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, August 12, received his media team led by Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at Abuja House in London, United Kingdom.
The Information Minister was accompanied by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity; Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media and Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.
A statement issued by Femi Adeshina quoted Buhari as saying during the visit that there is tremendous improvement in his health, adding that he wishes to return home, “but I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.”
When his media team expressed delight at the much improved health of the President, he retorted: “I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”
The statement also said the President lauded Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed, adding that he has followed events at home closely.
Reacting to comments by the team that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and round the world, a delighted Buhari said: “What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent. It gave us a lot of latitude. I thank all those who are praying. May God reward them.”
Adesina also said that President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.
Meanwhile the development is coming a day after ALEDEH had tweeted that Buhari’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina was on his way to see his Principal in London.
President Buhari departed the country for a follow up of his medicals in London, United Kingdom on May 7 and has spent over ninety (90) days in the UK.