Buhari: I Have Never Been So Sick in My Life, Will Return to London

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***To transmit letter to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari who returned to Nigeria after about 50 days of medical vacation will do further follow-ups for his medical check-up in London.
This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday transmit a letter to the National Assembly indicating his resumption of work after his medical vacation in London,
Mr Femi Adesina, the media adviser said on his Twitter handle.
The President, who addressed the nation on Friday shortly after his arrival from London, said there “may be need to have further follow-ups within some weeks.
He said he had never been so sick in his life even as he stated that he was feeling much better now.

 “I am very conscious of the economy. I have rested as much as humanly possible, I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive.

“I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs. I found out that technology is going so fast that if you have a lot of confidence, you better keep it because you need it.

“Blood transfusions, going to the laboratories, and so on and so forth, but I am very pleased that we, when I say we I mean the government and the people all over are trying to keep with technology.

“I couldn’t recall when last I had blood transfusion, I couldn’t recall honestly. I can say in my seventy years, I couldn’t remember this drug that Nigerians take so much, very common.

“I think one of our terrible things is self drug administration. We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more.

“Where I visited they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary. They don’t just swallow everything.

“Having said that I am pleased that I am back, I am pleased that the Vice President enjoyed this break and he has to do much more this time around,”he said.

Buhari thanked all Nigerians for their prayers for his quick recovery.
“I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians – Muslims and Christians alike, who have prayed and are continuing to pray for my good health.
“This is a testimony that in spite of the hardship being experienced, Nigerians support the Government in its effort to tackle our country’s challenges.
He said that the best way to repay Nigerians is to re-dedicate myself to serving you, protecting your interests and keeping your trust. I thank you very much.’’
“Rather than sending delegation upon delegation to Abuja to welcome me, may I appeal to all Nigerians to continue to pray for our country’s unity, progress and prosperity.’’
“I thank you very much and may God bless our Country,’’ Buhari said.
President Buhari arrived at the Presidential Villa, Abuja early on Friday.
The presidential plane that brought him from London landed at the Nigeria Air Force base Kaduna at about 7.47 a.m. from where presidential chopper took to Abuja.
The president was received on arrival at the villa by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, cabinet ministers, service chiefs and Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
Others included Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara and top government functionaries.
The President also met with members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Buhari left the country on Jan. 19 on a 10-day vacation which he said he would also use to have a medical check-up.
The leave was later extended, based on a medical advice by his doctors,who said they needed to carry out further tests on him.
On the communication with the National Assembly, Adesina said that the letter would formalise the president’s return.
He said: “PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) will on Monday transmit letter to National Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal and constitutional.’’
Adesina’s post debunks some reports indicating that the President has asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to continue to act on his behalf.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president left the country on Jan. 19 to begin a 10 day leave.
He informed the  National Assembly and transferred power to  his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The president later wrote the National Assembly  for an extension of the leave to enable him to undergo more medical tests based on the advice of his doctors.
President Buhari, however, returned to Nigeria on Friday after more than six-weeks  in the United Kingdom.

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  1. Ben Jay March 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    49 or 50 days?

  2. Ibrahim Ali-ib's March 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Just look at this arrant nonsense printed here. Making openly shameless lies about the President. I find lowly elements who engage in such despicable acts as deranged.

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