Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who recently made it clear he does not tell lies, has asked Nigerians to stop demanding for updates on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status because he is in absolutely good health.
Despite the fact that President Buhari on Sunday extended his medical vacation in London indefinitely, Mohammed who briefed journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, insisted that Buhari is hale, hearty and in no danger at all.
According to Mohammed, if Buhari was ill, the ministers would not be working optimally as they are currently doing.
He asked, “Do you think we will be conducting our business like this if Mr. President is ill?”
He said the Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, was in Anambra last week, that himself was in Kwara on Tuesday, “all our ministers are busy doing their work. Mr. President is well and is absolutely not in danger,” Lai Mohammed insisted.
He added, “I can say without any hesitation that Mr. President is well, is hale and hearty. No question about that.”
In response to those making reference to his statement published in newspapers, where he said, when the late President Umaru Yar’Adua was ill, that the handlers of the president should be giving Nigerians hourly update on his health status, Lai Mohammed said: “Asking for the same update now is simply like comparing oranges with apples. Unlike late Mr. Yar’Adua, Mr. Buhari is not in admission or in danger; there is no need to give anyone, any bulletin about his health.”
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had also on Tuesday said he spoke to the president on phone and that he was hale and hearty.
Meanwhile, Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, recently asked Nigerians to pray for a sick Buhari, who on Sunday wrote to the Senate, asking that his 10-day medical vacation in the UK be extended indefinitely.
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