Chidi Samuel || President Muhammadu Buhari says he is ready to return to Nigeria but unable to do so presently because of his doctor’s instructions.
The President made the comments when his media team visited him in London where he is currently recuperating from an undisclosed illness.
In a statement by Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Buhari was quoted to have told the team that there is “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 said.
“I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”
The President also thanked Nigerians and everyone who has been praying for his recovery.
“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,” the president was quoted to have said.
The team which visited Buhari comprised of Adesina, Lai Mohammed, minister of information; Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity; Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant on digital/online media and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant on diaspora matters.
The president left the country on May 7 for a medical vacation in the United Kingdom.