President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, upon his arrival to the Presidential Villa, disclosed that he had never been this sick in his entire life.
Buhari made this startling disclosure when he had a brief meeting with top government officials, where he disclosed that his Vice, Yemi Osinbajo, should continue in his capacity as the Acting President.
“I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including in the military with its ups and downs,” he said at a meeting he had with government officials.
The President also said he could not recall the last time he had a blood transfusion.
Also, addressing the country from the State House, shortly after arriving from London, Buhari said he was fully committed to serving the nation and protecting the rights 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, Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President back in the country “hale 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”.