Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back to the country within two weeks.
According to a BBC report monitored in Abuja yesterday, the givernor stated said as a member of a delegation that met with the president in London on Sunday.
Okorocha told the BBC’s Newshour programme on Monday : “I met a very hardy man in high spirits, and he’s doing quite well. He has not lost his sense of humour, for which he is known for.
“So he is doing quite well and we are very pleased to see him and I think that has gone a long way to reassure Nigerians about the health of their president.”
He earlier explained that Buhari had laughed off rumours concerning his health when asked about them.
“President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies. He, instead, sent his best wishes to Nigerians.
“Buhari would be returning as soon as doctors gave him the green light, Okorocha said.
Buhari left Nigeria on 7 May – his second trip to the UK for treatment this year.
In his absence, he gave the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo full powers to act as head of state.