President Buhari’s media team visited him today in London, the Presidency has revealed.
Those who made the trip were identified as the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed; Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu; and Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; and the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie.
Also on the team was the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Buhari however insists his doctors will decide his return date.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the Abuja House, London, United Kingdom, when he received members of his media team.
“I have learnt to obey my doctor’s orders rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge,” the President was quoted as saying.
Adesina further revealed that when the team expressed delight at the much improved health of the President, Buhari reportedly said, “I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”
On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, Buhari was reported to have said he followed events at home closely.
He was said to have lauded 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 round the world, the President reportedly 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.”
Mr Adesina disclosed that the President sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.