Buhari in high spirit, recovering fast, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari is in good spirit and recuperating very fast.

He made the disclosure to State House correspondents just before entering the Council Chamber to start the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

Osinbajo, who left Nigeria on Tuesday to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom, returned to the country on Wednesday morning.

Buhari left Nigeria since May 7th to meet up with follow up consultation with his doctors.

Osinbajo on Wednesday assured that Buhari will soon return to Nigeria.

He said: “Well, first as you know I went to see him, I went to check up on him to find out how he was doing. I had of course been speaking on the phone and I thought it will be a good thing to go and see him and you know generally check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments back at home.

“So we had a very good time, we had a very good conversation on wide ranging issues and he is in very good spirit, he is recuperating very quickly and he is doing very well.

On the state of the President’s health, he said: “Well, as I have said he is in very high spirit, he is recuperating very well and we had very long conversation, we spoke for well over an hour and his humor is all there. He is doing well and he is recuperating fast.

Asked when Buhari is due back in the country, he said: “I think very very shortly. Very shortly. I think we should really expect him back very shortly. Like I said he is recuperating very fast and he is doing very very well.

On whether the President will return within 90 days from May 7th, he said: “No no. Deadlines aren’t a very good thing but as I said he is recuperating fast we expecting him very shortly. Much sooner than you will expect.

Asked if the meeting dwell on the report of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, and National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director General, Ayo Oke, he simply said that the meeting covered wide ranging issues.

“I really can’t go into specifics of all of the discussions we had.” he added

He also said that the meeting didn’t discuss swearing in of the two ministerial nominees.

On when they will be sworn in, he said: “Well, I’m not in a position to say anything. I don’t have a date in mind but I’m sure very very soon we will do that.”

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