Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu, others visit Buhari in London

Evrard Martin
Août 13, 2017

A statement has been released by the media team, reassuring Nigerians that the President is doing fine, although no date for his return was confirmed.

The presidential media team led by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture included 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.

That has sparked numerous protests, including demands that Buhari should resign, as well as calls for more transparency about the president's condition.

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

President Muhammadu Buhari was in high spirit today when he played host to some of his aides and ministers in London, UK on Saturday.

Buhari and the delegates led by Lai Mohammed.

On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, an amused President Buhari said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".

The 74-year-old president had already been in London from January to March for sick leave before returning to Britain in May for further treatment. It gave us a lot of latitude.

Accompanied by photographs of Buhari and his media team exchanging banters in London, the statement also quoted Buhari as thanking his country folks and other Africans for praying for his recovery. "May God reward them".

"If President Buhari can not return to Nigeria after 90 days, then he should resign and go home", one protester said at a sit-in on Monday.

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