President Buhari receives his Media Team in London

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President Buhari receives his Media Team in London

In a statement by his Femi Adesina, Buhari confirmed that his health had tremendously improved and wished to return to Nigeria.

The President who has been away from the country for more than 90 days said this when members of his media team paid him a visit at the Abuja House in London on Saturday, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Buhari had left Nigeria on January 19 for London on medical vacation and was initially scheduled to return to work on February 6, but he eventually returned on March 10.

"Yes he has said that now he has learnt to obey orders".

"If President Buhari can not return to Nigeria after 90 days, then he should resign and go home", one protester said at a sit-in on Monday.

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.

When told that prayers were going on for him, not only in Nigeria, but all over Africa and round the world, he said: "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. "May God reward them", he was quoted as saying.

The photos released by Adesina showed the President in group photograph with the media team outside and another in sitting position.

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.

"We just appeal to Nigerians to continue to pray for Mr. President".

However, on Thursday, another group of protesters commenced a pro-Buhari protest in the country's capital, dismissing the protest for his resignation as unnecessary.

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