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“The best way for me to repay you is to rededicate myself to serving you” – President Buhari tells Nigerians

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President Muhammadu Buhari who arrived the country on Friday, after his vacation and medical checkup in London has addressed the nation, expressing gratitude to Nigerians for all the prayers and show of goodwill, pledging to rededicate himself to the service of the nation.

Buhari spoke from the State House, Abuja shortly after arriving from London, President Buhari said he was fully committed to serving the nation and protecting the right of all Nigerians.

“I am deeply grateful to all Nigerians, Muslims and Christians alike who have prayed and have continued 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,” the President said.

He said his health had improved significantly, following the medical attention he received during his vacation in London.

“The best way for me to repay you is to rededicate myself to serving you, protecting your interest and keeping your trust. I thank you very much. I am feeling much better now. There may, however be need for further follow up within some weeks,” he stated.

In his remark, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President back in the country ‘‘hail and hearty’’.

“It is a day of joy not only for us but for the whole country, Africa and the world. Your arrival has vindicated our position that you will return safely,” he said.

The Vice President thanked the President for respecting the constitution and entrusting power to him before travelling, noting that it was a tough job “going around in borrowed robes”.

The Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, also made remarks to welcome the President.

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28 Comments

  1. Dame Marian

    March 10, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    you do not need to rededicate your self to Nigerians, you are old and too sick to perform. Resign and rest baba, You have made history being Nigeria president twice sir.

    • Memoir

      March 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      @Dame Marian….Point of correction…he was military head of state via a coup de etat and that makes him President (tru democratic process) once…There is a difference.

    • LP

      March 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      Can someone find him the juice Mugabe is on. 93 and still going strong.

    • AceOfSpades

      March 11, 2017 at 11:57 am

      We say NO! Is it by force? Resign

  2. abi

    March 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Rededicate ke? Daddy Bu pls leave Nigeria alone,concentrate on getting fully healed.The Lord is your strenght sir.

  3. King Bae

    March 10, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    WOW, he looks very ill… i pray he gets better soon. If the job task of the presidency is too much, just resign.

  4. nwa nna

    March 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Okay, sorry to say but PMB looks extremely frail like he’s clinging on. My hopes are the stress of the office doesn’t end up killing him.. Osinbajo is very much capable of handling the affairs of the country as h has already shown, so PMB can rest as long as he needs to fully recuperate from whatever is ailing him.
    Health is wealth like the saying goes, PMB and his family needs to really think hard and long if PMB life is worth sacrificing for a greedy few that believe that power belongs to them and them only..
    Wonder how long it is before PMB will be rushed overseas again because of a flair up from his procedures due to inadequate recovery time..
    I do wish pmb a full recovery, but he needs to do Nigeria a favor and hand over power completely to Osinbajo who’s is in better physical shape and possess the intellectual capacity required to stir the Nigerian ship forward..

  5. Jade

    March 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Words can’t begin to express how much these African leaders show no regards to their citizens and take us for granted.
    So Buhari left for months, didn’t say a word, lying to us and now you want to insert yourself back in just like that. Africans are fools to continue to take such dysfunctional behavior, actions from their leaders.
    It’s just like a guy or girl you are in a relationship/friendship with disappears, not answering your phonecall and didn’t hear from him or her but out of no where comes back acting normal and expect to pick from where you left us.
    It’s ludicrous.

    • Jade

      March 10, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      In addition, Buhari is clearly not competent enough in all areas to run the country. But he still wants to continue to cling to power. True service is also when someone is willing to give a competent person to get the job done and know when to step down. You can contribute in different ways. This is actually selfish, greed and control. Just like Mugabe, he’ll be holding on to power even in his grave, it’s sickening. Sigh

    • Impressive

      March 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Jade well spoken

  6. Nuna

    March 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Oga please go and take care of yourself. This by fire by force power is not good for yourself!

  7. NG

    March 10, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    And he deceived everybody by not telling Nigerians how sick he was when seeking their votes.

  8. Beard gang

    March 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Were are this man’s advisers? The Nigerian people did not vote and elect a sick man(I wish you recovery though)…honour and integrity should make you do what is best for the country, your family and even yourself…this is not just the usual once in a while brief ailment, oshay baba you are gravely ill and you should relinquish power honourably…you are putting the country in an awkward position…you are not on leave or out of the country yet there is an acting president…Nigeria ooo!…awon lawyers pls explain the constitution’s interpretation of this

    • abby

      March 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      They actually do not listen to advisers on issues like this..he is obviously power blind at this point…he fears he’ll loose the presidency..

    • Shao

      March 11, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Or more likely, their advisers are also power hungry and don’t want to lose their job should Buhari resign.
      Nigerian politics, filled with greedy people.

  9. Beard gang

    March 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Where**

  10. artklub

    March 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    looking like d-e-a-*-* itself. u want to rededicate yourself….

  11. Ab

    March 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    He looks really frail! I genuinely hold out hope for him…. It feels like becoming President is the one last wish/ desire that he needed to accomplish before he is called home… I truly pray for him but like the others said no need sitting and dying in the office… Step down and take care of yourself PMB! Nobody in that cabinet or govt gives a sh*t… Matter of fact some will be hoping you don’t make it til the end . Why then subject your health and life to this … ? It is well

  12. suga

    March 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Hahaha,chai!, how Patriotic Oga Bubu….We must thank you so much for wanting to REdedicate your life for Nigerians.But we would prefer you to RESIGN lest you would be dedicating your life sooner than you and your entire family may have even thought or imagined.Story for the gods,….clap for yourself,like all Nigerians no get sense to deduce anything more or less from that line.Patriotic Nonsense!!!

  13. Ade

    March 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Personally, I think the noise generated over his illness is unnecessary. Before his departure, he passed the baton to his vice which is the right action according to the constitution. Now that he is back, people are making noise about his appearance. A 74 year old man looking gaunt after serious illness is not unusual. Even young adults come out emaciated after serious illness. According to his words, he is feeling much better and has made adequate recovery to be president. I will hold him by his words but if he has to be off sick again for a considerable amount of time, he should resign or face impeachment.

    • Jojo

      March 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      The problem is not his being sick or looking gaunt, even though that is a genuine reason for concern. The real issue is/was the inability of everyone in government to be honest and show the nation/citizen the respect of telling them the truth of what was happening to a elected president. They acted like the citizenry did not have a right to know what was going on with their president and the callous indifference was and still is mind boggling.

      Well welcome back sir. This is a time to assess whether you are fit enough to handle the job or your are Honorable enough and care about Nigeria enough to do a proper hand off for the sake of the nation. A long healthy life to you

    • Ade

      March 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm

      You may be right but everyone was told he was not feeling fine and he had to go on a medical leave. All due processes were followed especially handing over power to the vice. Hence, the situation was not similar to Yaradua’s case. His previous checkup for his ear led to uneccessry noise, so it is understandable if his full prognosis was not released. He has shown the importance of selecting a capable,erudite and incorruptible deputy in our nation.

    • Damilola

      March 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm

      @Ade
      Your mentality is problematic. You are clearly his sychophant. It’s time to hold our leaders to higher standards enough of anything goes. Unnecessary noise? If he can’t handle the little noise then he shouldn’t hold any government office, he should have stayed with his cows in his village and nobody will give a damn about his medical situation.
      He is the president. The first announcement was he’s going for a short vacation which later turned into medical leave then his cabinet deceiving Nigerians everyday how much he’s hale and hearty. It’s absurd. What do you take Nigerians for? And you are also showing the world how incompetent you are as a nation.

    • Ade

      March 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      @ Damilola: kudous to you for using the few insulting words in your vocabulary. You must be a child in order to use those words just because my view is different from yours. I would insult you back but Mother Nature has already done such a fine job, I couldn’t compete.

    • Ade is an Idiot Confirm

      March 11, 2017 at 1:39 am

      @Ade I think in real life you are a thief. Thieves have no shame. Are you alright? Did you say unecessary noise? I give up.

  14. Chichi

    March 10, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    My President,abeg serve itself first. We don’t ask for ur service.na by force

  15. bashebony

    March 10, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    There Mr. President, thankGod for his mercies over your life, but the best way to repay us is by taking a bow, so you can take very good care of Yourself. Do not give in to the pressure of selfish individuals, who would rather see you give up while still in power, than allow it shift elsewhere; they mean you no good. Your health first!

  16. nnenne

    March 11, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Nay, am not gonna talk today!
    Am gonna let the human in me shine. .. Welcome back to Nigeria and get better! !!
    Let’s leave the talk for another day.

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