Buhari in a phone conversation with Lai Mohammed, Adesina others

  • Garba Shehu misses call, gets sms

President Muhammadu Buhari took time away from his medical vacation yesterday called up his chief spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina and Information and Culture Minister Chief Lai Mohammed from London.

However his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu missed his call but got an sms later. National Daily learnt.

Buhari thanked Adesina for holding out against mischief makers.

Adesina had drawn flak from the public after saying he had not spoken with his principal since he left the country.

However, the presidential aide writing on his Facebook page yesterday said: “At exactly 2:43pm today, Saturday, February 25, 2017, my phone rang. Who was at the other end? Tunde Sabiu, Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari.”

“Hold on for Mr. President,” Tunde said.

Then came the President who said: “Femi, how are you? (He calls me Adesina most times, but today (yesterday), he opted for Femi).”

“I screamed.’ Mr President, I have missed you. How are you sir?

“He first laughed. That familiar laugh. Then he said: ‘I am still resting. Thank you for holding out against mischief makers.’

“I said it was my duty, the very least I could do, adding how happy I was to speak with him.

‘How is your family?’

Nigerians have been anxious to know the true state of President Buhari’s health. With many prayering for his quick recovery.