The dream of Nigerians to see President Muhammadu Buhari working at full throttle may take a while to materialise as he has resolved to keep his medics’ advice to take a rest. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which was again ‘shunned’ by Buhari, yesterday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said: “Mr. President would stick to his doctor’s advice so that he can recover much more quickly,” he said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over the meeting, the third since
Buhari returned from a 49-day medical vacation in the United Kingdom on
The minister also rebuffed reports that the president was being fed
through intravenous injections. He said the report was absolutely false
and total bunkum and urged Nigerians to disregard it.
When asked why Buhari was absent at FEC meeting, he said: “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