Buhari Writes AU President From London, Says I’m Making Good Progress, Accepts New AU Role

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he is making good progress from his medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

This was contained in a letter of appreciation the president wrote to his Guinean counterpart, Alpha Conde following a nationwide prayer organised for his quick recovery in Guinea.

The president according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina thanked the Guinean president for his thoughtful action.

“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.”

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“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,” the president said in the letter.

Adesina further stated that the president had earlier accepted his nomination as the leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the fight against corruption, which came from African leaders at the 29th session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethipia on July 4, 2017.

“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination,” the President wrote to Conde, “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 realization of this objective.”

Buhari, who is currently receiving medical treatment in London, the United Kingdom, had, on Sunday, hosted the APC’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and four state governors inside the Abuja House in the British capital.

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