President Goodluck Jonathan will return to Nigeria today, Sunday, November 24, 2013, after attending the International Investors Council Meeting at the Hilton Park Lane in London, a Presidency source has revealed.
Although he missed the opening session of the meeting due to ill-health, President Jonathan, after being certified fit by medical doctors, addressed the meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council in London having recovered from the indisposition he experienced Thursday.
Jonathan had said his administration has attained significant momentum on the drive to attract new investors into Nigeria and would continue to encourage existing investors within the country to expand.
A statement made available to Blank NEWS Online by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, disclosed that the president will return on the advice of his doctors.
“Doctors who examined and treated President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for the sudden onset of severe abdominal pains in London have certified him fully fit to return home and continue his official duties.
“After a thorough evaluation of the president’s symptoms, medically referred to as acute abdomen, the doctors concluded that no surgical intervention was required. President Jonathan will therefore return to Abuja tomorrow evening and will be at work in the Presidential Villa as usual on Monday.
“The president is scheduled to depart from London at about 1400 hours GMT and arrive at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 2000 hours.
“He seizes this opportunity to thank all Nigerians once again for their sympathy, support and prayers for his quick recovery following the announcement of his indisposition”.
“The Presidency also commends the generality of the mainstream media whose coverage of the President’s slight health challenge in London was mostly factual, objective, fair-minded and supportive”, the statement said.