President Muhammadu Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health, and that he wishes to return home, “but I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders.”
A statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina and shared on his Facebook page quoted the president as saying “Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.”
The President spoke while receiving the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, led the visiting team, accompanied by 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.
Also there was Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, the statement read.
The statement also quoted President Buhari as saying he followed events at home closely and lauded Nigerian media for keeping him informed.
“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,” Buhari responded when he was informed people were praying for his recovery.
President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon, the statement added.