Friday, 10 March 2017
VIDEO:‘I’ve never been so sick in my life’ as President Buhari arrives from Medical Leave and Addresses Cabinet Members. cc @DrJoeAbah
President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up on his health condition, saying he has never been “so sick in my life”.
Buhari returned to the country on Friday after a 49-day medical vacation in the UK.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo led top government officials to receive the president at the helipad in the presidential villa, Abuja.
Speaking during a meeting attended by some governors and John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buhari expressed gratitude to Nigerians for all the prayers and show of goodwill.
He revealed that he underwent lots of tests and even had a blood transfusion.
“I have rested as much as humanly possible, I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs. I found out that technology is going so fast,” he said.
“Blood transfusions, going to the laboratories, and so on and so forth, but I am very pleased that we, when I say we, I mean the government and the people all over are trying to keep with technology.
“I couldn’t recall when last I had blood transfusion, I couldn’t recall honestly I can say in my 70 years. I couldn’t remember this drug that Nigerians take so much, very common. I think one of our terrible things is self drug administration. We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more, the places I visited they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary. They don’t just swallow everything.”