Buhari’s Absence At FEC On Doctor’s Advice – Lai Mohammed; Buhari will soon be going back to the UK for further treatment – Lai Mohammed . . .
Buhari’s Absence At FEC On Doctor’s Advice – Lai Mohammed
The federal government has explained that President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence at yesterday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting followed advice by his doctors that he should further make out time to rest. It also dismissed reports suggesting that the president was incapacitated and was being fed intravenously, describing them as absolute bunkers.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this, while briefing State House correspondents after yesterday’s FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Buhari will soon be going back to the UK for further treatment – Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a statement on the president’s health situation said, inter alia:
” . . . On why the president was not at the meeting, you are also aware that the president was at his office yesterday and he worked at his office yesterday. A few days before now, we came out to say he has been asked to take some rest by his doctors, and he chose today to rest and not to attend the Federal Executive Council meeting.
We want to take this opportunity to thank Nigerians who have expressed a lot of concern and sympathy and who have been praying for him. Like we have always said, Mr president will stick to his doctor’s advice so that he can recover much more quickly.
We thank all of them for their concern. I think it shows how concerned Nigerians are about the health of the president and all their suggestions are being taken on board.
The answer to your first question is absolute bunkers. It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed. He was in the office yesterday as you all reported. And if the doctors say he should take a rest, ‘I think you’ll recover faster when you rest when you ought to rest, rather than by forcing yourself to work when you are not fit to work. Mr. President himself told the nation he has never been this sick and he is going to take it easy. He said it from day one when he came back from the UK.
So, I don’t think it’s anything that is out of the place from what he said. He has been quite transparent and upfront in the matter concerning his health . . . “
— Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture
It will be recalled that the president’s absence yesterday at the meeting was the third consecutive time the president would be staying away from FEC.