Presidency assures Nigerians on President Buhari’s health

The Presidency has assured Nigerians that, despite the insinuations of a number of media organisations, there is no need for apprehension over the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to a statement, President Buhari’s absence at functions is strictly in line with Doctors advice.

President Buhari’s absence at the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, April 26, was a last minute decision; otherwise, the cabinet and the public might have been alerted in advance. As eager as he is to be up and about, the president’s doctors have advised on his taking things slowly, as he fully recovers from the long period of treatment in the United Kingdom some weeks ago, the statement said.

It said President Buhari, on his return to Nigeria, made Nigerians aware of the state of his health while he was in London and that full recovery is sometimes a slow process, requiring periods of rest and relaxation.


Nigerians should be rest assured that President Buhari has not relinguish his role as Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria, as he receives daily briefings on the activities of government, and confers regularly with his Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

His residence, in which he has been spending the majority of his time recently, also has a fully equipped office.

God is the giver of life and health. We are grateful that He has seen our President through the worst period of his convalescence in London. We are thankful that the President has passed a number of benchmarks already. We pray that God continue to see him through this period of recuperation, it added.

Source: Voice of Nigeria