I’m okay but obeying doctor’s orders on return to Nigeria – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that there is a 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. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge,” he added.

According to a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a team from Aso Rock at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.

The team was led by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

Others in the team were Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu; Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie, and Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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 around 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’s statement concludes that President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.