No fewer than four governors out of the seven-man delegation of the Nigerian Governors’ forum (NGF) have expressed their thoughts and feelings about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health after they paid him a scheduled visit in London.
Addressing the media from London after they met with President Buhari, the governors said they were impressed by his state of health which allowed him exhibit his great sense of humour, adding that the President Buhari they met was in high spirits.
According to them, their visit to the President would hopefully put an end to negative media speculations and innuendoes concerning his health.
While advising traducers of the President to commend him for his sacrifices to the nation, the governors thanked Nigerians for their prayers and support to him during the period of his health challenge.
On his part, Chairman of the NGF and governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari said: “Sincerely speaking, I am happy.
“All the governors that are here on behalf of the governors’ forum have seen for themselves.
“My advice to Nigerians and those that are criticizing President Buhari and banking on the President’s health and making noise is that they should stop.”
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state said: “We met the President in very high spirit; cracking jokes. We are quite impressed. And this will finally lie to rest all those negative media speculations and innuendoes by people who ought to know better.
“He (Buhari) has made so much sacrifice for this nation. He deserves commendation not condemnation.
“Nigerians are solidly with him; Nigerians are solidly behind him, and I believe personally that the prayers of Nigerians have been answered.”
On his part; Ebonyi governor, Dave Umahi, said: “It has reinforced my convictions and opinion about what kind of media we have. I think we are being fed with a lot of false information.
“We met Mr. President and the way we saw Mr. President is far from what has been circulating in the social media.
“We are so happy and grateful to God and to all Nigerians who have been praying for Mr. President. I am excited because this is a miracle I believe God did for the entire Nigerians.”
Gov. Abdullahi also speaking, told newsmen that “They say ‘seeing is believing’. We came; we saw; and found out that Mr. President has improved greatly. His health has improved. And we believe Mr. President will come back to Nigeria healthy and hearty and continue the good work that he was doing for our country.”