No cause for alarm over President Buhari’s health – Presidency


The Federal Government 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.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media &  Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Thursday.


The statement noted that as eager as President Buhari is to be up and about, 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’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,” Shehu said in the statement.

He further noted that on his return to the country, President Buhari himself intimated Nigerians of the state of his health while in London, adding that full recovery is sometimes a slow process, requiring periods of rest and relaxation.

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

“He receives daily briefings on the activities of the 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,” he summed.