BBCI: Nigeria's Buhari feels 'ready to go home' after treatment in UK

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Omokri to Garba Shehu Stop boasting about invisible feats… time for propaganda long gone

He said there is tremendous improvement in his health and that he wishes to return home.

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

This is coming after a week long protest by coalition of civil societies calling on him to either come back to resume office or resign. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge.

"It (calls for president's resignation) is an act which is maliciously and mischievously being promoted by some unpatriotic and unguided people who do not even appreciate the collective responsibility of preserving the integrity of the Nigerian state as a project and are sadly patronized by the Nigerian media", he said.

The president said this when he received a delegation from his government led by Lai Mohammed, the information and culture minister.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president said his obedience to his doctors helped in improving his health.

Acknowledging the valued cooperation between Nigeria and Kenya in the fight against terrorism, Buhari commended the East African country for the recent successes recorded in tackling terrorism in the region.

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. I thank all those who are praying.

In company of the Lai Mohammed-led team were 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. "May God reward them".

Nigeria's presidency released images showing a jovial Buhari, a move that will hopefully reassure Nigerians who have been concerned about their President's well being that he is indeed fit enough to continue serving them.

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