President Muhammadu Buhari Is Anaemic – Medical Expert Reveals


Buhari Anaemic: Medical Expert Reveals True State of President’s Health

Nigerian medical expert, Professor Femi Williams, has revealed that  President Muhammadu Buhari was anaemic.

Prof. Williams made the disclosure on Saturday in an interview with The Nation newspapers.

According to him, anaemia could only be certified the reason why the president went through a blood transfusion while on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

Prof Williams a certified physician in Anatomic Pathology from London and Ireland, made this known in his recent interview.

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On his return from London on Friday, president Buhari admitted that he had a transfusion in London.

The medical expert said:

“We now have a pretty good idea of diagnosis, which is now comprehensive or good enough to say that the diagnosis of President Buhari’s illness is anaemia.

He explained further saying:

“You cannot be transfused if you don’t have anaemia.”

Prof Williams had, in a previous diagnosis based on the president’s photograph published in the media, ruled out anaemia.


According to hm, Buhari anaemic could possibly be due to self–medication.

Buhari at a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, members of the federal executive council and governors shortly on his arrival in Abuja spoke on self medication.

He called it “one of our terrible things.”

He said:

“We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more because over there they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary.

“They don’t just swallow everything.”

Professor Williams in a separate analysis of the president’s health status yesterday said it is imperative to know the possible causes of the anaemia.

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He listed these as anaemia caused by self medication, anaemia associated with cancer or anaemia due to blood loss from self medication that “may affect the stomach and intestines as in aspirin toxicity.”

He said:

“The negative clinical findings on the president that was published in The Nation on Feb 26, 2017 has been confirmed by the disclosure that the President was transfused with whole blood.

“In a previous photo of his hands prior to transfusion his nail beds were very pale indicative of clinical anaemia.

“The subsequent photograph of his hands that was analyzed showed that he was no longer clinically anaemic.

“The clinical history given by Mr. President that for the past 18 months he had been lethargic and feeling tired prior to his vacation is consistent with tiredness due to anaemia.

Buhari and Osinbajo

“Regaining his strength after transfusions that facilitated his return home suggests that the anaemia had been corrected successfully.

“There is therefore a preliminary diagnosis of anaemia meaning insufficient blood in the circulation.

“When this happens many organs including the brain, heart, liver, kidneys and lungs are starved of oxygen that is carried by blood to all parts of the body for efficient functioning of the person.

“Sudden loss of blood as in road traffic accidents could be fatal. In this case the anaemia has been insidious and gradual over time.”

Medical Expert Says Buhari Anaemic

Continuing, Prof Williams said:

“The question that arises in the absence of information, which is understandable, is the cause of the anaemia.

“The only information that can be gleaned from the Presidents history on arrival is his admonition against self medication.

“By so doing is he giving us some more relevant information that he had been told in London?

“He had originally planned to be away for 18 days but ended up spending 36 days more, undergoing tests, receiving treatment and resting.

Buhari said:

“I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs.”

He did not reveal the ailment he was treated for, but confirmed that he got blood transfusion during the vacation.

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He hinted that he would be returning abroad in a few weeks for further medical attention.

The president continued:

“I couldn’t recall when last I had blood transfusion; I couldn’t recall honestly I can say in my 70 years.

“I couldn’t remember this drug that Nigerians take so much, very common.

“I think one of our terrible things is self drug administration.

“We have to trust our doctors more and trust ourselves more because over there they only take drugs when it is absolutely necessary.

“They don’t just swallow everything.”

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