President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday Photo: State House
To undergo further check-ups in few weeks
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday morning arrived the Presidential Villa in Abuja from his medical vacation in London, and said he had never been so sick in his life. Decked in a black caftan, he landed at the State House helipad from a presidential helicopter at 8.42am. Speaking at the First Lady’s Conference Room of the Presidential Villa where he was later welcomed by top government officials and security chiefs, he said he received the best treatment in the UK.
“I’m very conscious of the economy. I have rested as much as humanly possible,” he said. He did not disclose the nature of his ailment, but hinted that he had a blood transfusion in London. “I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including in the military with its ups and downs. I found out that technology is moving so fast that if you have a lot of confidence, you had better keep it because you need it; blood transfusions, going to the laboratories and so on and so forth. But I am very pleased that we, when I say we, I mean the government and the people all over are trying to keep up with technology.”
President Buhari, who said he felt “much better now”, however emphasised that “All I will need is to do further follow-ups within some weeks.”