I’ll only come home when the doctors say so – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently in the United Kingdom receiving medical treatment for an unknown ailment has said that he cannot return to Nigeria until his doctor say so.

Buhari - I'll only come home when the doctors say so - Buhari

He disclose this while addressing his media team at the Abuja House, London, United Kingdom.

Buhari’s media team led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Ahaji Lai Mohammed visited the President probably in order to clear the tension among Nigerians relating to his return to the country.

The team included Femi Adesina: Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu;  Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie; and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,

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Buhari went to the United Kingdom on May 7.

The President told the visiting teams that he wished to return to Nigeria but such decision would only be made by his doctors. He revealed that his health has improved tremendously.

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

Buhari jokingly told Lai Mohammed how he has been watching him closely on how he is dealing with the almost out of hand situation in Nigeria. He was said to have praised the Nigerian Television stations and the media in general for keeping him informed.

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When he was informed of how other countries apart from Nigeria are praying for him, Buhari was quoted as saying “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.”



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