President Buhari receives his Media Team in London

13 Août, 2017, 09:56 | Author: Claudine Rigal
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However, ministers, governors and other officials of the government have paid him visits in London, in apparent moves to try to calm the fears about his health.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he feels ready to return home from medical leave in Britain, and is awaiting his doctor's permission, a presidency statement said on Saturday. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".

Buhari, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also expressed concern that the continent is still grappling with acts and effects of terrorism after a successful de-colonisation campaign.

He said the president spoke when he received the presidential media team led by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, accompanied by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.

"I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge".

Acknowledging the valued cooperation between Nigeria and Kenya in the fight against terrorism, Buhari commended the East African country for the recent successes recorded in tackling terrorism in the region.

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Opposition figures and recently some Christian clerics have called on him to resign if he is too weak to continue in the saddle.On Monday, a daily sit-out of dozens of activists calling on him to return home or resign began in the capital city Abuja. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".

Adesina said Buhari told the team how he had followed events at home very closely and praised the Nigerian television stations and the media, in general, for keeping him informed about happenings in the country. "May God reward them".

President Buhari sends his well wishes to all Nigerians and hopes he will be with them soon.

Is there a cabal preventing him from returning or holding Nigeria hostage as it was during the Yar'adua administration?

"The crowd is also expected to stage a walk from the Unity Fountain to the Presidential Villa for the presentation of a position paper on behalf of the participating organizations to the Acting President, His Excellency, Prof".

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