Buhari Says He Is Okay But Following Doctors Orders

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

Adesina said when the team expressed delight at the much improved health of the president, he (Buhari) retorted: "I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed". Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in charge of Nigeria, which is struggling amid its worst economic slump in about 30 years.

Presidential spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement, said Buhari spoke yesterday while receiving his media team and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London.

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.

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Buhari also "lauded Nigerian television stations and the media generally", for helping him keep tabs on happenings in the country.

Photos released by the presidency show Buhari standing outdoors, grinning and wearing sunglasses while holding a large "Get well soon" card, with a handful of officials around him in a leafy, residential area. In another photograph, they were all smiles as the president took a stroll on the forecourt lawn.

The visit by his media team is the fourth such delegation from Nigeria in the last few weeks as tension mounts back home over the health status of the 74-year-old leader. The protesters anchored their agitation on the theme expressed in Pidgin English, "Our Mumu Don Do", which being translated means "we have been foolish enough".

Opposition figures and recently some Christian clerics have called on him to resign if he is too weak to continue in the saddle.On Monday, a daily sit-out of dozens of activists calling on him to return home or resign began in the capital city Abuja.

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