Two days after paying a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in London, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said he does not know who is paying for the President’s treatment.
Adesina said this on Monday, during which he shared his thoughts and feelings about meeting his boss for the first time in more than three months.
He added that even though he doesn’t know for sure, the country was most likely paying for his treatment.
Adesina and members of the President’s media team along with the Special Adviser on the Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had visited the president in London on Saturday.
Photos and a video footage from the visit, which went viral have not ended the controversy over the President’s long absence with some people insisting that many questions are still unanswered about his health status and his ability to assume his duties.
While the President’s spokesman was unsure of his return date, he said the President was “like his old self”.
Asked if he felt the President appeared fit enough to travel back to Nigeria, Adesina said, “If you know the President, at the peak of his performance – when he first assumed the Presidency and we went to different parts of the world, you will know that he is a man of tremendous energy and tremendous ability.
Some have said that since the President is strong enough to receive visitors, his doctors should follow him back to Nigeria and monitor his progress, but Adesina disagrees.
He said those wondering why the President’s doctors haven’t done that are only expressing their opinion.