Nigeria’s ailing president has revealed he is fine and ready to resume work. He revealed this in his thank you letter to Guinean president, Alpha Conde for the nationwide prayers organised for him in Guinea by Conde. Excerpts from the letter were revealed in a press statement given by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
The letter dated July 24, 2017, reads: “I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organising nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure. Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
President Buhari was also nominated as the leader of the ‘2018 AU theme on the fight against corruption’ at the 29th session of the Assembly of Heads of state and government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017. In the letter he expressed his appreciation and his readiness to carry on his new assignment.
“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination, I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent. I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realisation of this objective. I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people.”