VP to brief Nigeria after visiting ailing Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari with his vice and acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja March 10, 2017. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

Nigeria's acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to brief the nation after visiting ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in a London hospital.

Prof Osinbajo reportedly met with President Buhari Tuesday for about one hour.

The visit came two months after President Buhari left for medical treatment in the English capital.

President Buhari left Nigeria on May 7, on the day that he received some 87 of the Chibok schoolgirls girls released by the Boko Haram militants.

Were dropped

He had in January also sought medical attention in London and returned in March, declaring that ‘he had never felt so sick in his life’.

Hints that the president has recovered were dropped via metaphors by his wife Aisha on Facebook.

The First Lady wrote that hyenas and jackals would soon be flushed out of ‘the kingdom’, with the return of the Lion King, a reference to President Buhari.

Their prayers

The president left Nigeria with assurances that there was no cause for worry.

He expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their prayers and good wishes.

Senior Special Assistant to the acting President on Media and Publicity Laolu Akande late Tuesday described the encounter between the two leaders as ''a very good meeting”.

“We will soon share more information about acting President’s London meeting with President Buhari. It was a very good meeting.

The meeting

“God bless Nigeria,’’ said Mr Akande.

Prof Osinbajo jetted out of Abuja soon after presiding over the Quarterly Presidential Business Forum on Tuesday morning at the Presidential Villa.

Mr Akande had earlier confirmed on his @akandeoj Twitter handle that Prof Osinbajo had left for London to meet the President, but did not give details.

He added that the acting president would return to Abuja immediately after the meeting.

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