By: Shitile Mbayansa, Abuja.
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, actually travelled to London to see his boss and Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, for first-hand information on how he is doing and brief him about goings-on at home.
He also had good news on Buhari’s return: ““I think we should expect him back very shortly because he is recuperating very fast and very very well…. He is recuperating very fast and we expect him very shortly; more sooner perhaps than you expect.
“We had a very good time, we had a good conversation on wide ranging issues; he is in a very good spirit. He is recuperating very quickly and he is doing very well.
“We had a very long conversation, we spoke for well over an hour and his humour is there and he is doing well”.
On the swearing in of two ministers for States not represented in the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Osinbajo said “very, very soon.”
He told journalists in Abuja concerning the two new minister designates, Mr. Stephen Ocheni (Kogi State) and Suleiman Zanna Hassan (Gombe State), recently screened and confirmed by the Senate: “No. We didn’t discuss swearing or anything like that. We didn’t discuss when they will be sworn in.
When will they be sworn in? He was asked
Acting President: Well, I’m not in a position to say exactly, I don’t have a date in mind but I’m sure very very soon we will do that.
Below is an abridged version of his interview with journalists Wednesday:
Question: You just got back from seeing Mr. President, what did you discuss with him?
Acting President: “Well, first as you know I went to see him, I went to check up on him find out how he was doing. I had of course been speaking on the phone and I thought it will be a good thing to go and see him and you know generally check up on how he was doing and also to brief him on developments back at home.
So we had a very good time, we had a very good conversation on wide ranging issues and he is in very good spirit, he is recuperating very quickly and he is doing very well.
Question: What is the state of health of Mr. President?
Acting President: Well, as I have said he is in very high spirit, he is recuperating very well and we had very long conversation, we spoke for well over an hour and his humour is all there. He is doing well and he is recuperating fast.
Question: When is he due back?
Acting President: I think very very shortly. Very shortly. I think we should really expect him back very shortly. Like I said he is recuperating very fast and he is doing very very well.