The Presidency has again assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm over the health of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
Briefing state house correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, underscored that President Buhari is in very competent hands in the UK, where he is currently undergoing treatment.
“On the issue of Mr. President’s health, Mr. President is in very competent hands and there is no cause for alarm.”
The President left Abuja on May 7 for London on an indefinite medical vacation. He returned from his last trip to the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017, after 49 days. The trip had caused anxiety among many Nigerians following an extension of the trip initially planned for ten days.
The first lady Mrs. Aisha Buhari, departed to the United Kingdom on Tuesday to join her husband President Muhammadu Buhari. Before her departure, the first lady thanked Nigerians for their support for her husband’s administration.
Meanwhile, contrary to earlier reports that the 2017 budget will be signed by 9 am on Thursday, the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has said no date has yet been fixed for the signing of the 2017 budget.
According to Punch, Senator Ita Enang said: “Further to several enquiries regarding action on the 2017 Appropriation Bill by the Executive, be please informed that Assent to same is not yet scheduled as consultations and engagements are ongoing.”
President Muhammadu Buhari had presented the 2017 Budget before a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
After about five months, the National Assembly on May 11, passed a total of N7,441,175,486,758 Appropriation Bill, injecting an additional N143billion, to the N7.298trillion initially presented by the president.