Reports have revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and three of his serving ministers are currently sick and indisposed as a result of different ailments.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, on Wednesday confirmed this while saying the opening prayer at the beginning of a Federal Executive Council meeting.
At the meeting, Osinbajo had asked the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to offer Islamic prayer while he asked Babachir Lawal, to say the Christian prayer.
The SGF while offering the Christian prayers, asked God to be with the President who he said was on “medical vacation.” Thereafter he also asked God for healing of some ministers who he said were indisposed.
The 3 ministers whom Lawal mentioned as currently sick and indisposed are Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs. Aisha Alhassan, is reportedly recuperating in US after a surgery, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, is down with back pain, while the nature of the Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril’s ailment was not disclosed.
President Buhari is currently sick and in London on a 10-day vacation during which he is scheduled to see Ear, Nose and Throat doctors in relation to what the Presidency described as his persistent ear infection.
Buhari left Abuja for London on Monday after the Presidency confirmed that he had been battling with persistent ear infection.
The President had since written to the National Assembly intimating the lawmakers of his medical vacation. He also informed them that Osinbajo would be performing the duties of the President according to the constitution in his absence.