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“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

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“I intentionally came back on a Friday so Osinbajo can keep acting” – President Buhari jokes

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his gratitude to Nigerians who called and also prayed for him while his medical vacation abroad lasted.

‘‘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.

The President who spoke in a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), all heads of security agencies including the Service Chiefs at the First Lady Conference Room upon his arrival to the Presidential Villa, Abuja earlier on Friday.

He joked that he returned to the country on a Friday intentionally so that Vice President Yemi osinbajo can continue acting. The president will need to send a letter to the National Assembly to notify them of his return. Buhari however added that there may be need for him to travel for further medical reasons soon.

‘‘I am feeling much better now. There may, however be need for further follow up within some weeks,’’ he stated.

In his remark, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said it was satisfying for Nigerians and the Federal Executive Council to receive the President back in the country ‘‘hail 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’’.

The Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, also made remarks to welcome the President.

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