President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why his health is improving since he came back from his long medical trip in the UK.
“I have explained it to the public that as a General, I used to give orders. But now, I take orders. The doctors told me to feed my stomach and sleep for longer hours,” he told a delegate of visitors led by FCT Minister Mihammed Bello on Monday.
“That is why I am looking much better.”
Among the visitors were some state governors and other top government officials.
Buhari clocked 75 two weeks ago.
But he said he had felt 74—until they told him was a year older.
He also admitted he was badly shaken in 2017.
“I have never been so sick, not even during the 30-month civil war that I was stumbling under farm of yams or cassava,” he said.
“But I came out better. All those who saw me before said I looked much better when I came back.”
Thanking his Christmas day guests, Buhari said he has always appreciated good neighbourliness.
According to him, that was why immediately after his inauguration in 2015, he jetted out to Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin Republic.
“If you are in good terms with your neighbours, then you can make some savings for development,” he said.
“But if you start fighting your neighbours, then, I am afraid the resources you have you will lose it in trying to be very clever.”
The improvement in Buhari’s health has given his supporters hope he will run for a second term 2019 hough many Nigerians believe his tender health might not be able to sustain the rigour of office again.
Now that he has announced he sleeps for longer ours in a country believed to have been plundered by past administration, his critics will have enough barbs to throw.