Buhari tells aides: Am eager to return home, but I’II obey doctor’s order

From Left: Personal Assistant Digital/Online Media Lauretta Onochie; Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed; President Muhammadu Buhari; Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu and Senior Special Assistant to the Pressident on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa during their visit to the President at the Nigerian House in London on Saturday

IT was finally the turn of the presidential media team to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
And an upbeat President, on Saturday told his media aides, 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, who were on the company of Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, at the Abuja House, London, that following the tremendous improvement in his health that he is eager to return home.
He jocularly added, “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.”
Admiring a giant get well soon card on the lush lawns of the Abuja House, the President, insisted, “I feel I could go home.”
He told his aides that he had been following events at home closely, and that the media generally had kept him informed.
When told that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and round the world, the President 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.”


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