Buhari will be back ‘very shortly’, says Osinbajo


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed information about his meeting with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, saying that he’ll be back ”very shortly”.

Osinbajo met with the president yesterday, July 11, at the Abuja House, where he has been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Osinbajo said the meeting, which lasted for “well over an hour”, was a “check up” on the president to see how he was doing.

The Acting President addressed reporters on Wednesday, saying, “Of course I’ve been speaking to him on the phone and I thought it would be a good thing to go and see him and generally check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments.

“We had a very good conversation on wide-ranging issues and he’s in very good spirits. He’s recuperating very quickly and he’s doing very well.

“We are expecting him (back in Nigeria) very shortly.”

President Buhari has been in London since he left Nigeria on May 7 to resume treatment for an undisclosed ailment he had first treated on his earlier trip this year.

His wife, Aisha, had also visited him for the second time on Wednesday, July 5, returning to the country this week.

She had first visited him on May 30, before returning on June 6 to assure Nigerians that the president was getting better.

She said, “My husband is recovering very fast. And very soon, he will return to the country to resume his official duties.”