- Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s imminent return
- Saraki said Nigerians must give thanks to God for this highly welcomed recovery
- He said it is clear that president’s insistence on following his doctors’ advice has yielded the desired results
Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that he ''confidently looks forward'' to President Muhammadu Buhari’s ''imminent return home''.
In series of tweets on Thursday, August 17, after meeting Buhari in London, along with Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Saraki reported his impressions of the president’s health and gushed over his remarkable recovery, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports.
Saraki Tweeted: ''We must give thanks to God for this highly welcomed recovery. It is clear that President’s insistence on following his doctors’ advice has yielded the desired results''.
He said:''President exhibited remarkable recovery and was very conversant with all the political happenings back at home and across the continent.
''It was a meeting of substance where we discussed important matters of state. We also discussed the 2017 budget.
''In particular, we talked about the Virement request by the presidency which is before the National Assembly.
''We then considered the steps to be taken in the preparation of the 2018 budget to ensure its early passage.
''International issues were also discussed and president informed us that he has conveyed his sympathies to the people of Sierra Leone''.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara has also remarked about President Buhari’s remarkable improvement, healthwise.
Dogara Tweeted: ''Today we visited His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari. I am glad that he is doing well.
''His health has improved tremendously. I urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and offer thanks to God for answered prayers and for the safe return of the president''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported Saraki, who is the president of the Senate, was pictured with Buhari and Dogara as they laughed while discussing.
A single statement by Femi Adesina, one of the spokespersons of Buhari, confirmed that Saraki and Dogara met with the president at the Abuja House London on 17th Aug 2017.
Watch this video as Governor Ortom speaks about a visit to Buhari in London: