WORK FROM HOME | Buhari following doctor’s orders – Garba Shehu

by on April 28, 2017
The Presidency has assured Nigerians that despite the insinuations by a number of media organisations, owing to rare public appearances of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari, there is no need for apprehension over his health.
In a statement on Thursday, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari was away from public events because his doctors advised him to rest.
Shehu said that “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 hinted that the ailing Pres­ident has been recuperating and spending much of his time at his private residence where he also has a fully equipped office.
Shehu explained that Buha­ri’s absence at the Federal Execu­tive Council (FEC) meeting of last Wednesday 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”, the spokesman stated.
He added that Buhari “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.”
In another statement, She­hu said Buhari has commiserated with the family of former Minister of Education, Professor Babalola Borishade, who died on Wednes­day.
He said the President sent his condolences to the government and people of Ekiti State, profes­sional colleagues, political associ­ates and friends of the renowned academic and political strategist, whose antecedents in the academ­ia and public service will continue to speak for generations to come.

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