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President Buhari Opens Up: Why you rarely see me in public

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that despite insinuations about his alleged poor health, there is no need for apprehension over recovery.

Mr. President spoke on Thursday evening through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Explaining why he's been out of public glare for a while, he said;
“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.

“President Buhari himself, on his return to the country, made Nigerians aware of the state of his health while he was in London. Full recovery is sometimes a slow process, requiring periods of rest and relaxation, as the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, intimated in his press briefing after the FEC meeting on Wednesday.

“Despite his lack of visibility, Nigerians should rest assured that President Buhari has not abdicated his role as Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria.

“He receives daily briefings on the activities of government, and confers regularly with his Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. His private 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 continues to see him through this period of recuperation.”

20 comments:

  1. People should allow baba to rest biko

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  2. Do d needful and quietly hand over.

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  3. May God see him through.
    Hope everything is okay with Engr.Ademola regular reader and commentator of olufamous.com.quite longtime I saw his comments

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  4. amen..we wish him quick recovery and all the best

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  5. We don hear..

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  6. Why is Mr President always speaking through people rather than addressing Nigerians directly

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  7. if a man does not have enough stamina to run his country again he should come out openly and hand over to some one else to carry on. you don't have to pretend to people you are ok, when you know you are dying silently. why do you have to kill yourself on the job. go out of politic and have enough rest so that you can have a long life to live. that is a wise advise to our beloved President from a Nigerian in London. sam

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  8. As we always pray we will continue to pray for our president mohammadu Buhari almighty ALLAH will continue to see u through and protect u and ur family members ,i pray that the almighty ALLAH TAHAALA will protect u and continue to be with u as ur companoin and re.energised u and rule nigeria for second time INSHA ALLAHU KAREEM let ur enemies go and Die .

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  9. Oladimeji Seun28 April, 2017 13:46

    Do not disturb, Abeg let Baba rest o.

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  10. God will see him through.

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  11. Health is wealth pls resign in peace

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