Nigeria's Buhari awaits doctors' order to return home

Henrietta Brewer
August 13, 2017

The photos released by Adesina showed the President in group photograph with the media team outside and another in sitting position.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adeshina, Buhari expressed his desire to return to the country immediately but added that this was not possible as his doctors had not given him a go ahead to return. 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari was in high spirit today when he played host to some of his aides and ministers in London, UK on Saturday. Also, there was Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.

Others were Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant Media & Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, and the Personal Assistant Digital/Online Media Lauretta Onochie.

The group, which described as malicious and mischievous, calls by some group of persons for the resignation of Buhari, said those behind the demand, did not appreciate the collective responsibility of preserving the integrity of the country. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in London for treatment of an undisclosed illness for more than three months, has assured a government delegation that he is doing fine. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed". It gave us a lot of latitude.

President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon. "May God reward them", he said in reply to the information that he was being prayed for across the continent.

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