On Kenya's request for Nigeria's support for the candidature of Ambassador Amina Mohammed, Kenya's Foreign Minister, who is vying for the AUC chairmanship, President Buhari said Nigeria will hold robust consultations with other African leaders on the need for strong and capable leadership that will respond to the current challenges facing the continent.
The statement said that there was tremendous improvement in his health and "indeed, he wishes to return home, 'but I've learnt to obey my doctor's orders, rather than be the one issuing the orders".
The former general, 74, has been in the United Kingdom since May 7 for treatment of an undisclosed illness, fueling concern about his ability to serve the remainder of his term that ends in 2019.
The comments came following protests in the capital Abuja demanding that Buhari "return or resign".
President Buhari left the shores of the country since May 7th to London on Medical Vacation. "I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed", the president reportedly said.
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The statement added that the President lauded the Nigerian media for keeping him informed about what Nigerians think about his absence. It gave us a lot of latitudes.
"President Buhari sent appreciation to all Nigerians, expressing hope that he would be with them soon", Adesina said.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, led the media team which comprised of the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina; Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu and Personal Assistant on Digital/Online Media, Lauretta Onochie. "May God reward them", the president.
The President spoke while receiving the presidential media team, and the Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters, at Abuja House, London, on Saturday.
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