Buhari calls media aide, thanks him for holding on to ‘mischief makers’

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina has stated that his principal called him on Saturday afternoon thanking him for ‘holding on’ against mischief makers.
The health status and the whereabout of the President have bee a subject of public discourse in recent times owing to the continued absence of the Dauda born former general turn politician.
While overseas, he has been reported to have spoken to a number of government officials including the Vice President, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo as well as US president, Mr. Donald Trump prompting many Nigerians to request that they want to hear directly from his to clear whatever doubt that exists in their minds.
Adesina on Saturday wrote that “At exactly 2.43 p.m today, Saturday, February 25, 2017, my phone rang. Who was at the other end? Tunde Sabiu, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari. Hold on for Mr President.
“And in a matter of seconds, the very familiar voice came: Femi, how are you?” (He calls me Adesina most times, but today, he opted for Femi). I screamed :”Mr President, I have missed you. How are you sir?”
“He first laughed. That familiar laugh. Then he said: “I am still resting. Thank you for holding out against mischief makers.”
“I said it was my duty, the very least I could do, adding how happy I was to speak with him. How is your family?”
“I said we were fine, and he asked me to extend his greetings to them. I hope to call you again, ” Mr President said, and I bade him farewell, adding: “Best wishes, sir.”

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