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President Buhari 'in a much better condition' – Nigerian governor

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President Buhari 'in a much better condition' – Nigerian governor

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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari

27th July 2017

By: News24Wire

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Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari, who is on an extended medical leave in the United Kingdom, "is in a much better condition", says Nigeria's Kano State governor Umar Ganduje.

According to a video message released on Twitter, the president had asked to "rest and recoup" in order for him to return to the west African nation "to continue with his job".

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Ganduje said that they were "very very happy to see that he [Buhari] came out personally to shake hands with us" during a Nigerian governors' forum visit.

Buhari left Abuja for London on May 7 for a "follow-up medical consultation" after spending nearly two months in Britain where he was being treated for what he described as one of the "worst illnesses of his life".

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His health was being watched closely as a previous president, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, died in office in 2010 after receiving treatment abroad for a longstanding but undisclosed illness.

Yar'Adua's absence triggered months of political turmoil.

Governor Rochas Okorocha told BBC, the former military ruler was expected in Nigeria within the next two weeks.

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