On Thursday, March 16, some governors under the aegis of Nigerian Governors' Forum met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja.
The governors led by Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state presented a Get Well Soon card to the president.
The card was presented to the president at the National Executive Council presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The governors were also seen signing on the card before it was presented to the president by Governor Yari.
Read excerpt of the touching words on the card below:
"As each day breaks
Nigerians never stop praying for your recovery
We never stop waiting for your return
We never stop looking forward to having you back
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Long live our president
Long live our visionary leader
Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria."
However, in a fresh post on Facebook, President Buhari said he took the opportunity during the NEC meeting to meet with state governors.
He also said he has directed the minister of finance Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele to release the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to the states.
President Buhari said the release of the funds will ease the financial hardship currently faced by the state.
"My promise to Nigerians is that I will not rest until I address all the issues that affect you. One of these basic things is salaries. It is most important that workers are able to feed their families, and pay rent and school fees. Extremely important. Then other things can follow," President Buhari said.
He also reiterated his pursuit in in the interest of Nigerians as a way of showing his gratitude for the love and support shown him.
"At NEC I also apologized to the Governors for barring visits while I was away—I didn’t want Government to move to London; I wanted it to remain in Abuja, and I am glad it did," he said.
See photos from the presentation below:
See videos of Nigerians reacting to Buhari return from London below: