President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been away in London to treat an undisclosed ailment since May 7, has said he is now fit and only awaiting his doctor's order to return to his country."President Buhari says there is tremendous improvement in his health; indeed, he wishes to return home, '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", Adesina quoted the President as saying.
"Yes he has said that now he has learnt to obey orders". Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is in charge of Nigeria, which is struggling amid its worst economic slump in about 30 years.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed and Buhari's Senior Special Assistant (Foreign Affairs and Diaspora) Abike Dabiri-Erewa were also part of the president's guests.
When Mr Buhari first went to London for treatment in June 2016, his office said it was for a persistent ear infection.
On how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, Buhari said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed. It gave us a lot of latitude.More news: U.S. stocks snap 3-day losing streak in roller coaster week
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He, however, thanked Nigerians for praying for him and expressed the hope that he would soon return home. "May God reward them", the president.
The photos released by Adesina showed the President in group photograph with the media team outside and another in sitting position.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on African leaders to form a strong united front to defeat terrorism and violent extremism inhibiting development in Africa.
"We just appeal to Nigerians to continue to pray for Mr. President".
The comments came following protests in the capital Abuja demanding that Buhari "return or resign".
"By providing "adequate security" for the pro-Buhari demonstrators while harassing the anti -Buhari protesters the police engaged in the violation section 42 of the constitution which has prohibited discrimination on grounds of political opinion", he said.