BEVERLY HILLS, May 3, (THEWILL) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has declared that reports that President Muhammadu Buhari was being fed through intravenous injections was false.
Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minsister disclosed that the President did not attend the FEC meeting on Wednesday because he was obeying doctors’ advice to rest well in order to recover fully.
“Why the President was not at the meeting. You are also aware that the President was at his office yesterday ( Tuesday ), and he worked at his office yesterday,” he said.
“A few days before now we came out to say he’s been asked to take some rest by his doctors, and he chose today ( Wednesday ) 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’ve always said, Mr. President will stick to his doctors’ advice so that he can recover much more quickly.
On those Nigerians advising the President to go on another medical vacation, he said “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.
“It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed through veins. 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.
“All he is doing is he is following the doctor’s advice. 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, whatever is happening today is not any strange development, it is exactly what he said. That he’s been advised to take it easy by his doctors and that he will soon also go back for further treatment.”
Source: The Nigerian Voice (local news)