Just in: PHOTO: Buhari meets members of his media team in London

Just in: PHOTO: Buhari meets members of his media team in London

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has said that even though his health has greatly improved and wishes to return home, he is waiting for his doctors to determine when exactly he could leave.

He had left Nigeria for the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment on May 7.

The President's absence from the country has generated controversy and his comments come the same week that protesters took to the streets demanding that he resumes or resign.

"Here, the doctor is absolutely in charge", he told his media team that visited him on Saturday in London.

Others were Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant Media & Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, and the Personal Assistant Digital/Online Media Lauretta Onochie. Meanwhile, Goodluck Obi, the convener of the protest, who spoke on behalf of the demonstrators, said: "The group has absolute faith and trust in President Buhari's administration and not machination of corruption and destabilisation".

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari was speaking when his media team led by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, visited him at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.

"Yes he has said that now he has learnt to obey orders. May God reward them", the president.

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.

"The event is planned to hold on Monday (tomorrow) and is expected to be attended by over one hundred thousand Nigerians from and across the states of the federation and Abuja".

"The crowd is also expected to stage a walk from the Unity Fountain to the Presidential Villa for the presentation of a position paper on behalf of the participating organizations to the Acting President, His Excellency, Prof".

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