Amid controversy trailing his continued stay outside the shores of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed his readiness to return home, resume to office and address challenges confronting the country.
Buhari added that he has recorded tremendous improvement in his health and was eager leave United Kingdom (UK), where he had been receiving treatment since he left Nigeria.
He disclosed his desire to return home while receiving the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.
The team was led by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, accompanied by Special Adviser on Media and Publicity; Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Garba Shehu and Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie and Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
During his chat with the team, the president hinted that his ailment has made him to understand importance of complying with advise from medical experts on his health, noting that on his own, he was ready to return to Nigeria.
He said: “But I’ve learnt to obey my doctor’s orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders. Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge. 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, Buhari disclosed that while on bed rest, none of the activities eluded him because he monitored them through Nigerian media, just as he commended the print and broadcast media for keep him abreast of activities in the country.
When told that prayers were going on fervently for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa, and globally, the president stressed that his administration’s effort to prevent bloodshed in Gambia has earned the country accolades.
According to him, 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.