I Want To Go Home But Doctors Say No, Buhari Tells Media Aides

I Want To Go Home But Doctors Say No, Buhari Tells Media Aides
August 12 17:24 2017 Print This Article

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that there is tremendous improvement in his health but constrained to retuen to Nigeria because his doctors have advised against a hasty return.

“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,” the president said while receiving the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.

The team which was led by Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture had 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 as well as Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters on the delegation.

When the team expressed delight at the much improved health of the President, he retorted: “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, an amused President Buhari said he followed events at home closely, lauding 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.”

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

 

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