Nigerian president says recovering

The comments answer local media reports suggesting the president's condition had worsened.

Nigerian president says recovering

Nigeria's president made his first public comment on Tuesday since being hospitalised more than seven weeks ago in Saudi Arabia for a heart condition, saying he was recovering and hoped to return home soon.

The comments answer local media reports suggesting the president's condition had worsened.

"At the moment I am undergoing treatment, and I'm getting better from the treatment. I hope that very soon there will be tremendous progress, which will allow me to get back home," President Umaru Yar'Adua told British Broadcasting Corporation radio by phone.

"I wish, at this stage, to thank all Nigerians for their prayers for my good health, and for their prayers for the nation," said Yar'Adua, 58.

Parliament returns from recess on Tuesday and is expected to address the issue of Yar'Adua's prolonged absence.

Yar'Adua's spokesman said on Monday the president was very much conscious and his health was improving.


Reuters


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