Nigeria's Buhari awaits doctors' order to return home

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Nigeria's Buhari awaits doctors' order to return home

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.

He had left Nigeria for the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment on May 7.

"Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge", he told his media team that visited him on Saturday in London. Meanwhile, Goodluck Obi, the convener of the protest, who spoke on behalf of the demonstrators, said: "The group has absolute faith and trust in President Buhari's administration and not machination of corruption and destabilisation".

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday at Abuja House in London received members of the Presidential media team, reassuring them that there was tremendous improvement in his health. "I've now learnt to obey orders, rather than being obeyed", lightening up the mood at the meeting.

He stated that when Buhari was asked how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, the president said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed.

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"What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent".

He, however, thanked Nigerians for praying for him and expressed the hope that he would soon return home.

President Buhari has spent more time since the beginning of 2017 in Britain than in Nigeria. "May God reward them", he was quoted as saying.

"He's going to come back Insha Allah to Nigeria to continue what he has been doing and right now there's really no vacuum and Mr. President is happy about that that the fact that the acting president is doing the job with all diligence and responsibility", said Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Nigeria's Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora.

The Conference of Patriotic Nigerians, a coalition of true democrats, will tomorrow hold a solidarity walk in support of the Buhari/Osinbajo led government at the Unity Fountain, Abuja.

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