Improved Buhari demonstrates high spirits on video

Ibadan, Aug. 12, 2017 (TNE): The Nigerian Authority (NTA), on Saturday night showed the clip of a much improved President Muhammadu Buhari exchanging pleasantries with members of the media team who visited him at the Abuja House in London.

The Nigerian Expression (TNE) reports that the clip showed the ecstatic president welcoming and exchanging banters with each member of the delegation led by the Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

When the team expressed delight at his much improved health, the president responded: “ I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.’’

Responding to fervent prayers being made for him across the world, the president also 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.

Speaking on the sidelines of the visit, Mohammed expressed delight at the recovery of the president.

“Mr President is very much back. We are all very elated, very excited because we met our president in very good health. He has spoken to us,’’ he said.

The Special Adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, also expressed delight at the condition of the president, saying his doctors would now determine his return.

“ Mr President is a retired general, he used to give orders, now the shoe is on the other foot and he is one who must obey orders.

“ He must now listen to the doctors giving him the green light to proceed to Nigeria,’’ Adesina said.

Senior Special Assistant to the President of Diaspora Matters, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, however, solicited for continuous prayers for the president.

“ We just appeal to Nigerians to continue to pray for Mr President. He’s going to come back, insha Allah, ’’ she said.

TNE reports that also on the delegation were the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Shehu Garba and Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie.

The president left for London on a medical vacation on May 7. (TNE)

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