Nigerians have been informed that based on doctor’s advice, President Muhammadu Buhari will continue to rest until he has fully recovered and is fit to work.
While briefing journalists at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, where the President failed to show up for the 4th consecutive time, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, again explained that Buhari was not in the meeting because he chose to rest.
When asked if the president’s health had deteriorated to the extent that he was being fed, the Minister dismissed such claims.
Lai Mohammed argued that it was better for the president to rest in compliance with his doctor’s advice, insisting that it was in his interest to get adequate rest until he’s fit to work. Hear him:
“The answer to your first question is absolute bunkum. It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed. He was in the office yesterday as you all reported.
“And if the doctors say he should take a rest, because they think he’ll recover faster, then he ought to rest rather than forcing himself to work when he is not fit to work. All he’s doing is following the doctor’s advice.
“Mr. President himself told the nation he had never been this sick and he is going to take it easy. He said it from day one when he came back from the United Kingdom.”
In the meantime, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has declared President Buhari unfit to continue functioning as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Advising the ailing president to give up and take a bow, Fani-Kayode maintained that Buhari’s absence at the fourth FEC meeting in a row was a clear indication that the president’s health had worsened and no longer fit to discharge his duties as the number one citizen of Nigeria.
In an article entitled, “The Resurrection of Corpocracy”, the former minister warned that what happened to the late President Umaru Musa Yar Adua might be knocking at Buhari’s door. FFK wrote:
“Whoever is holding this poor, frail, sick and elderly man to ransom and keeping him in the Presidential Villa, probably against his will, is wicked and ungodly and he or she is committing a grave sin against God and the Nigerian people.
“It is clear that the President is no longer fit to govern. It is obvious that his time is almost up. It is self-evident that for him the bell is tolling.
“It is incontrovertible that those around him have held him captive and are indulging in what I once described in an essay that I wrote seven years during the last days of President Umaru Yar’adua as “corpocracy”. The essay was titled “Corpocracy: A Gift From Umaru To The Modern World.
“This is what happened during Yar’adua’s last four months on earth whilst he still had one foot in the land of the living and it is happening to Buhari today.”