We are thankful to Buhari for calling home - Garba Shehu
Senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has expressed his appreciation to his principal, who is in London for medical treatment, "for sparing the time" to call home.
Shehu revealed that he missed a telephone call from the president, but he received a text message from him.
He added that Mr. Buhari had earlier spoken to minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed and special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Shehu said it was “a day for the presidential media team".
"We are thankful to the President, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for sparing the time to make calls to the Media team.
"The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the Special Adviser, Femi Adesina responded to the calls, exchanged greetings and thanked him for calling.
"I had an SMS from him thereafter because I missed my call! I humbly join them to say thank you, Baba Buhari!!
"We are together with other Nigerians of all faiths, in praying for his safe return.
According to his media aide, Adesina, today is the first time he spoke to the president directly since he left Nigeria on January 19, 2017. Adesina claims he had only been talking to the people around Buhari.
The president has refused to talk to Nigerians himself.