Just in: PHOTO: Buhari meets members of his media team in London

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said he wishes to return to Nigeria but he has to abide by his doctor's orders.

President Muhammadu Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health but he can not return home because his doctors have not cleared him to do so.

President Buhari has been away on medical leave since May 7th 2017.

On the forthcoming election of a new leadership for the African Union Commission (AUC), President Buhari said African States need a very strong leadership at the AUC that will encourage member states to refocus their resources and energy towards human and national development.

When the team expressed delight at their principal's improved health, he retorted: "I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge".

"Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge", he told his media team that visited him on Saturday in London.

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President Muhammdu Buhari, on Saturday, said falling ill has taught him "to obey orders, rather than be obeyed'".

When asked about how he felt about the theories about his health, President Buhari who said he has followed events in the country in his absence was "amused", according to the statement.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, led the visiting team, including Mr Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity; Mallam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity and Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant on digital/online media. It gave us a lot of latitudes.

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings to Nigerians informing them that he would soon be home from London. I thank all those who are praying. "May God reward them", the president.

Buhari and the delegates led by Lai Mohammed. The protesters anchored their agitation on the theme expressed in Pidgin English, "Our Mumu Don Do", which being translated means "we have been foolish enough". The pro-Buhari group insisted he had complied with the constitutional provisions by transferring power to his deputy and had not fouled any law, the same position held by the Senate.

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