Buhari said there was “tremendous improvement” in his health and that he wishes to return home, according to a statement posted online Saturday by the Nigerian presidency.
“I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge. I’ve now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed,” he is quoted as saying.
The statement was accompanied by images posted to Twitter and Facebook of Buhari meeting with Nigeria’s information minister and other aides at Abuja House in London on Saturday. In one, he is shown smiling as he receives a giant “Get well” card.
Buhari has been battling an unspecified illness since the start of the year and this is his second period of sick leave.
The latest statement described Buhari as “amused” by the conjecture around his health, adding that the President followed events at home closely and praised Nigerian media for keeping him informed.
Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been the acting president since Buhari left the country.