Garba Shehu misses President Buhari’s phone call, receives sms

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has narrated how he missed the president’s phone call on Saturday.

The presidential aide, who made this known on his Facebook page on Saturday, said Mr. Buhari originated a call to him from his London abode after he had spoken with some members of the presidential media team.

He, however, revealed that he received a text message from the president after missing the call.

According to him, the president had earlier spoken with the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

He said: “A day for the Presidential Media Team.

“We are thankful to the President, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for sparing the time to make calls to the Media team.

“The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and the Special Adviser, Femi Adesina, responded to the calls, exchanged greetings and thanked him for calling.

“I had an SMS from him thereafter because I missed my call! I humbly join them to say thank you, Baba Buhari!!

“We are together with other Nigerians of all faiths, in praying for his safe return.’’

Mr. Adesina had earlier publicised his phone conversation with the president, on his Facebook page, on Saturday.

President Buhari proceeded on a 10-day vacation and a routine medical check in UK on January 19.

In a letter he sent to both arms of the National Assembly the president said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would act as president pending his return.

He later extended his stay, and transmitted another letter to the Senate requesting extension of time to complete his medical check-up in London.



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  • new republic

    These people are taking 90 percent of Nigerian to be fools.

    • Medugu

      What do you think you are

      • Julius

        Lmaoooooooooooo !!


    This type of missive reeks of misinformation, more than anything else. Buhari sending text messages? Incredible!

    Besides, why is a presidential phone call a one time event, instead of a process, which entails a few seconds of hitting “redial”? Or leaving a message, and Shehu returning the call, and perhaps posting the audio left message to buttress his claims here?

    Another tell-tale sign that something is amiss in Nigeria, is that boy that publishes Sahara Reporters, I forget his name now, has been in Nigeria since Buhari left for London; the rabbit does not run around during the day for nothing; something is going on; something very sinister.

    It’s easy for professional analysts.

    • Julius

      “This type of missive reeks of misinformation, more than anything else. Buhari sending text messages? Incredible!” Don’t forget that the biafraudian new saviour prefers twitter as his mode of communication. Let me check, he might have twitted one this morning already.


        Julius, if your boss calls you, and you missed the call, what do you when you realize that? You pick of the phone and return the call, right? Right!

        You don’t sit there with your mouth agape, like this Shehu guy, murmuring how you missed your call!

        • Julius

          Wrong !!!. It depends on what my boss is doing , what was the message he/she left and from where he/she made the call. By the way, not too many bosses are the president of a country so, your analogy is off base. Thinking is always good !

          • AFRICANER

            That’s right, not too many bosses are the president of a country, that even advances the point I’m making; plus, if a boss, or president calls an aide from a Hospital, or on ‘Vacation’, that even makes it more urgent to try and return the call. At least try, even if you don’t get through. Unless the president, or the boss leaves you instructions NOT to try and return the call.

            Thinking is all I do. I do it very well.

          • Julius

            No, it doesn’t advance your point . My boss once called me from Japan , I couldn’t answer the call because I was conducting a meeting. He left me a message to make sure that our new proposal to our client should be delayed till he gets back to the office so he can hand deliver it himself. So according to your logic, I Should have called him back ..especially when I did not see anything wrong with his instruction ?. You might be thinking but, it’s not straight

  • Timmmi Tewo

    All is packaging…… Good job well done, pay master must be satisfy.

  • BoT

    When shall they tell us of Buhari’s latest fart?

  • The Rt. or Lft. Hon NinjaK

    Walai Talai – Nigerian stupidity has no bounds!
    It must actually be a patented commodity!!!

  • Impulse400

    Na wa oh… This Presidency-cracy is now full-blown Idol Worship

  • Mosley

    The actions of these eminent journalist, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, two former presidents of respected Nigerian Guild of Editors, will make erudite journalist like Dele Giwa and others to weep in their graves.