Aisha Buhari: My husband recovering fast, will return soon


Aisha Buhari


Wife of Nigeria’s President, Aisha Buhari, says her husband who is receiving medical attention in London, is recovering fast and will return to the country soon. 

President Muhammadu Buhari, who had earlier spent 49 days in London over his ill-health, returned to the UK for medical follow-up on May 7.

His wife joined him in London five days ago.

Speaking at the 23rd annual Ramadan lecture of Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (ADS) in Abuja, Buhari’s wife who spoke through Hajo Sani, her senior special assistant on administration, said her husband will soon resume official duties.

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

“I thank Nigerians for their prayers for my husband. Please, do not relent in your prayers.”

The message sparked shouts of Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!! Allahu Akbar!!! (God is great) by the Muslim faithful.

”The President will be back very soon,” she added. 

She said she was “hopeful of observing this year’s Eid-el-Kabir festival at the ADS Mosque in Maitama as she had been doing even before getting into office.”    

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