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BUHARI: Why I can’t come home yet

BUHARI: Why I can't come home yet

President Muhammadu Buhari says he wishes to return home, but can’t do that based on his doctor’s orders.

According to him, “I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.”

The President spoke while receiving the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, led the visiting team, accompanied by 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. Also there was Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.

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Speaking further, the president told the team: “I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed.”

On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, President Buhari said he followed events at home closely, lauding 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, a delighted President 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.”

President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.


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  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    This sends some chills down my spine. I can finally believe Buhari is recovering as Osinbajo said. Although the video’s short, but the mode was lit and President Buhari’s jolly mood was captured also.

  • Anita Kingsley

    Buhari’s media aids are liars! They’ve gone to london to plan more lies they will feed Nigerians in coming weeks. Shame on all of them and their master Buhari. The only thing they know how to do is to take pictures and tell Nigerians lies

    • seyi jelili

      Anita, you are deformed. Don’t you see the videos on network news? Stop being nasty

  • Abeni Adebisi

    Nigerians should calm down for Buhari, now that we have different pictures and video as proof that Buhari is fast recovering, in fact, he has recovered, there should be no unnecessary noise about his health again

  • yanju omotodun

    Mr Fayose, I believe by now you have buried your head in shame because video doesn’t lie or you want to say it’s video shop too?


      You are a fool, so you think it was buhari they showed or his robot and clone, Fayose understands better