- Nigeria's sport minister, Solomon Dalung has revealed what President Muhammadu Buhari told him in London
- He said he and Buhari discussed about the state of affairs in Nigeria
- Dalung also said that President Buhari has recovered and is fast recuperating
The minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, has revealed what President Muhammadu Buhari told him when he met him in London on Tuesday August 8.
President Buhari had on May 7 left Nigeria for London on medical trip to treat an undisclosed ailment.
Legit.ng gathered that Dalong in his Facebook post said that he arrived London around 2:30pm Nigerian time on Tuesday August 8, at Campden Hill, Abuja House, London.
He said: “Yesterday, Tuesday, 8th August 2017, at about 2.30pm, I arrived 2-3 Campden Hill, Abuja House London for an appointment to visit Mr. President.
“At 3.05pm, I was ushered into a sitting room, then Mr. President walked in, extended handshake. "Che Guvera, Why are you not dressed in your khaki, was it because of the cold here"? He protested.
Yes sir, it is due to the cold weather, I replied. we exchanged pleasantries and sat down.
“Mr President, I am in London for IAAF World Championships and Nigeria is participating, I said. I have been following up, President Buhari replied.
"The discussion moved to the state of affairs in the country and ended up with Mr President stating that sports is a veritable tool for Youth empowerment, employment and wealth creation, we must explored it for our advantage.
“Finally, I thank God for his health and pray for speedy recuperation. The Daura born General stood up, gave me a hand shake, while I walked out, he stood with his charismatic smile waving me bye. President Buhari has recovered and is fast recuperating. To God be the Glory for the great things He has done to us.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Dalung disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari will soon return to the country from London.
In the video below, Legit.ng TV asked Nigerians on the streets to ask if they are excited about the prospects of meeting their leader again after a long while.