President Buhari receives his media aides in London

Timothy Choji, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health and he wishes to return home.

The President spoke while receiving the Presidential media team and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.

“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 said.

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.

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