President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is fit and ready to resume office but has to obey his doctors orders in London, saying that he is eager to return home.
Buhari stated this on Saturday while receiving the presidential media team, led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed at the Abuja House in London.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs , Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, was also part of the presidential media team that visited Buhari
Other members of the team include the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu and Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie.
A statement by Adesina also quoted Buhari as saying that, “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.”
When the team expressed delight at the much improved health of Buhari, he said : “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 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, the 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 added the President also sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.
Buhari had left Nigeria on May 7 for medical treatment in the United Kingdom.
Mathew Dadiya, Abuja