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Buhari congratulates PM Boris Johnson on discharge from hospital

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, following his discharge from hospital over Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Boris Johnson
Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali

The president’s congratulatory message was conveyed via a statement by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

In the congratulatory letter,  dated April 14, 2020, to Mr Johnson, President Buhari said he received “with great relief the news of your discharge from hospital after being successfully treated for COVID-19”.

The Nigerian leader, who expressed delight on behalf of his family and the government and people of Nigeria, at the Prime Minister’s recovery, said: “We all join you in appreciating the wonderful staff at both the hospital and the NHS who worked round the clock to look after you and those afflicted by COVID-19.”

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Buhari also wished the Prime Minister “full recovery and good health in the coming days”.

By Ismaila Chafe

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