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Buhari doing well, will return home soon – Saraki, Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said there is tremendous improvement in the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement signed by the speaker’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, quoted Dogara’s Twitter handle: @Yakubdogara, as saying that Buhari was doing well.
It added that the speaker, who visited Buhari with the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, at the Abuja House in London, also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the safe return of the President.
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 Mr President.”
Saraki also said he “confidently looks forward” to Buhari’s “imminent return home”.
In series of tweets on Thursday night after the meeting with Buhari in London, Saraki reported his impressions of the President’s health and gushed over his remarkable recovery.
“We must give thanks to God for this highly welcomed recovery. It is clear that Mr. President’s insistence on following his doctors’ advice has yielded the desired results,” he tweeted.
He added: “Mr. 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 Mr. President informed us that he has conveyed his sympathies to the people of Sierra Leone.”