Buhari speaks with Adesina, lauds him for holding out against mischief makers

PRESIDENT BUHARI 5. President Muhammadu Buhari in a hand shake with his Senior Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina accompanied by Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity , Mallam Shehu Garba at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. PHOTO; OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT JUNE 25 2015

Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, on Saturday, said he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in London.

Adesina confirmed this development on his twitter handle on Saturday in Abuja.

The presidential spokesman said Buhari acknowledged his (Adesina) efforts“ for holding out against mischief makers”.

Adesina said on his twitter handle: “Spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari a short while ago. Glad to hear his voice. Told me he was resting, but no cause for worry. Said I should greet my family.

“Thanks for holding out against mischief makers’, PMB tells me during a phone call today. Said he would call again soon. Gave him best wishes.’’

NAN reports that Adesina is the latest person the President spoke to from his London abode in the last few days.

The President had similar phone conversations with governors of Kano and Katsina states, Abdullahi Ganduje and Aminu Masari respectively, this week.

Many Nigerians have also embarked on prayer sessions in mosques and churches for the quick recovery of the president, who is on bed rest in London.

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle in a statement, urged Nigerians, especially Christians not to cease praying for the president, acting president and the country “until he (President Buhari) returns in good health and sound mind.’’

President Buhari had earlier in a statement issued by Adesina thanked millions of Nigerians who had been sending good wishes to him.

He revealed that the results of the test conducted on him indicated that he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating his staying longer than originally planned.

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