Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina and others visit Buhari in London

President Muhammadu Buhari addressing wellwishers shortly after his return from London earlier today

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been the acting president since Buhari left the country.

There has been a "tremendous improvement" in his health, he said.

Buhari made this known during a visit by his media team lead by the minister at the Abuja house in London, where the President has been residing for over four months.

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.

The health of Nigeria's leaders has been a sensitive issue since the death in office of president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua in 2010 after months of treatment overseas.


He stated that when Buhari was asked how he felt hearing different conjectures about his health, the president said he followed events at home closely, lauding Nigerian television stations, and the media generally, for keeping him informed.

A special adviser says the president told visitors Saturday in London that "I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge".

The president, while also thanking well-wishers from within Nigeria and across Africa, said: "What we did in The Gambia early this year fetched us a lot of goodwill on the African continent".

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his greetings to Nigerians informing them that he would soon be home from London.

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed and Buhari's Senior Special Assistant (Foreign Affairs and Diaspora) Abike Dabiri-Erewa were also part of the president's guests. "May God reward them", the president.

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