President Buhari has spent more time since the beginning of 2017 in Britain than in Nigeria.
When the team expressed delight at their principal's improved health, he retorted: "I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge".
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Lai Mohammed and Buhari's Senior Special Assistant (Foreign Affairs and Diaspora) Abike Dabiri-Erewa were also part of the president's guests. Buhari had left Nigeria on January 19 for London on medical vacation and was initially scheduled to return to work on February 6, but he eventually returned on March 10.
"No doubt, the violent disruption of the anti-Buhari rally ought to have embarrassed President Buhari who had advised President Yar'adua, in a similar situation, to step aside as he could no longer discharge the duties and functions of his office".
"If President Buhari can not return to Nigeria after 90 days, then he should resign and go home", one protester said at a sit-in on Monday. "Here, the doctors are absolutely in charge". "I have now learnt to obey orders, rather than be obeyed".
Adesina said Buhari told the team how he had followed events at home very closely and praised the Nigerian television stations and the media, in general, for keeping him informed about happenings in the country. It gave us a lot of latitude.
Buhari and the delegates led by Lai Mohammed.
He, however, thanked Nigerians for praying for him and expressed the hope that he would soon return home.
Nigeria's presidency released images showing a jovial Buhari, a move that will hopefully reassure Nigerians who have been concerned about their President's well being that he is indeed fit enough to continue serving them.
"We mean well for our president".
The comments came following protests in the capital Abuja demanding that Buhari "return or resign". The law enforcement agents gladly led them through with horses to the Presidential Villa into the waiting hands of officials.