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

The visit by his media team is the fourth such delegation from Nigeria in the last few weeks as tension mounts back home over the health status of the 74-year-old leader.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led the media team which comprised of the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu and Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie.

The minister said the President exchanged banters with his aides and has not lost his sense of humour.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor’s permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday. “I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed”. Also, there was Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters. “Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge”, Adesina quoted the President as saying. “I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed”, the president reportedly said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among those who visited Buhari at the Abuja House in London in recent times included Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and some prominent Nigerians.

When asked about how he felt about the theories about his health, President Buhari who said he has followed events in the country in his absence was “amused”, according to the statement.

What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent.

Photos released by the presidency show Buhari standing outdoors, grinning and wearing sunglasses while holding a large “Get well soon” card, with a handful of officials around him in a leafy, residential area.