Buhari: I feel like going home but my doctors are in charge

Muhammadu BuhariPresident Muhammadu Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health and he wishes to return home but he hasn’t been given the go-ahead by his doctors.

According to a release by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari said this on Saturday when he received the presidential media team and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at the Abuja House, London.

Adesina said the visiting team, led by Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, comprised Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media; and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.

“I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

“I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”

On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, he said he was following events at home closely, and lauded Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed.



    When told that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and round the world, a delighted 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.”

    Adesina added that the President sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.

    Buhari has been receiving treatment in the UK since May 7.

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