In a way to persuade Nigerians that he’s fully recuperated and strong, President Muhammadu Buhari who arrived the country on Sunday after spending 10 days in London, challenged one of the State House reporters to a wrestling bout.
President Buhari who said he is resuming work stronger and more energetic jokingly challenged the reporter who asked him about his state of health at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“You have seen me, you saw me when I was going, you can do the assessment by yourself.”
“You can see me inspecting the guards of honour, if you want to wrestle me, you can do so, but you know I’m taller than you,’’ the president told the reporter.
The president, clad in a light brown kaftan with a cap to match, did not use the helicopter meant to transport him to the presidential villa, but rather embarked on road journey to further prove his fitness to doubting Thomases who feasted on his state of health after extending his vacation by five more days last Thursday.
The presidential plane carrying the president landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 5.30 p.m.
Members of the Federal Executive Council, Service Chiefs, Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, were among those who welcomed President Buhari at the airport.
Others at the airport were Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi and other government functionaries.
The citizens of Nigeria have been exceptionally angry at the president for his new policies and decisions which they see as detrimental to the economy of the nation. The rate of the dollar as compared to Naira still remains high, and this has resulted inn the deterioration of the standard of living of the masses.
With the new agreements signed between Nigeria and China, it is hoped that there will be some improvemnt in Nigeria’s economy soon.