BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said there is tremendous improvement in his health and wishes to return home, but has learnt to obey his doctor’s orders.
Buhari, who stated this when he received the presidential media team and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, said rather than be the one issuing the orders, his medical doctor is absolutely in charge.
He told the team led by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed that he feels ready to return home, adding however that; “but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than being obeyed.”
Commenting on how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, President Buhari said he followed events at home closely and lauded Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed.
A statement on the visit by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina said that when told that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and round the world, President 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 said President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed led the visiting team that included Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity; Mallam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, and Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media as well as Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters.