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I’ve learnt to Obey the Doctor’s Orders – Buhari




President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday at Abuja House in London received members of the Presidential media team, reassuring them that there was tremendous improvement in his health.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who was part of those who visited Buhari in London, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday.

He said the president spoke when he received the presidential media team led by Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, accompanied by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity and Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity.

Other members of the team on the trip included Lauretta Onochie, Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media and Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters.

Adesina quoted the president as saying that although he wished to return home, he could only return to Nigeria based on his doctors’ advice:

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, the president said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations and the media 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. It gave us a lot of latitude. I thank all those who are praying. May God reward them.’

President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among those who visited Buhari at the Abuja House in London in recent times included Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors, leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and some prominent Nigerians.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Hedx

    August 13, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Insensitive old man!

  2. Bolaji

    August 13, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Who pays fr all of these trips? Whatever happened to Skype and Facetime?

    • Diamond

      August 14, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      So if his doctors advice he is not fit to return until 2018 or 2019, the country will be footing bills for an absentee president? This man and those encouraging him are greedy and corrupt.

  3. BOSS

    August 13, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Selfish, greedy, thieving old man.

  4. Sally

    August 13, 2017 at 11:17 am

    So if the doctors says he can’t come back until the next two months, he will stay. Hmm I said it, this man is not fit to rule Nigerian. He’s simply hiding behind the facade of my doctors says. This is really insensitive

  5. [email protected]

    August 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Na wa.

  6. Candie

    August 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Abuja house in London ???

  7. jade

    August 13, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Buhari is a heartless, detached, greedy, corrupt man. If he’s learnt to obey doctor’s orders, he hasn’t learn to govern and obey the voice of the peope. what a stupid old man. The problem is not him being sick, it’s the fact that he’s obviously very sick, then he should simply resign. Why move to london and leave the country in uncertainy.

  8. BIVIC

    August 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    my question is-when are you officially dying?

    • missnk

      August 14, 2017 at 10:07 am

      simple and simple.

  9. sesede

    August 13, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    In all, lets pray for him.

  10. nene+

    August 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Hahahaha animal farm! I am not disappointed though. He won’t disobey them especially as they are non Nigerians health providers. He only disobey Nigerians.

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