Expect Me Soon, I Wish to Return Home-Buhari Assures Nigerians

Leslie Hanson
August 13, 2017

In a recent video shared by the Presidency, Buhari said: "Lai, I see you everywhere in the press".

In what appears to be a "shut up" message to his critics, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday played host to members of his media team led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at the Abuja House in London.

Buhari, who spoke 96 days after he commenced the latest round of his medical vacation overseas, yesterday, was quoted as saying: "I have learnt to obey my doctors' orders rather than being the one issuing the orders".

The former general, 74, has been in the United Kingdom since May 7 for treatment of an undisclosed illness, fueling concern about his ability to serve the remainder of his term that ends in 2019. "Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge" the statement quoted him as saying.

Buhari in London told the team that he has tremendous improvement but awaiting doctors order to return home.

Later, the visiting team issues a statement below claiming the President said he was Ok, but wouldn't say when he will return to duty until his doctors determine he was fit enough. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".


Buhari also "lauded Nigerian television stations and the media generally", for helping him keep tabs on happenings in the country. It gave us a lot of latitudes. "May God reward them".

In a show of love, opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says that it will continue to pray for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Some days later, a delegation of the Nigeria governors' forum led by its chairman, Abdulaziz Yari visited the president.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina stated that the President will be back immediate his doctors ask him return to Nigeria.

"President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon", Adesina said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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