The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has denied reports that claims he said President Muhammadu Buhari will be working from home henceforth.
The minister was quoted to have told newsmen after Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, April 26, where Buhari was again absent, that the President was at home resting and would be working from home.
However, denying the report in Abuja on Wednesday evening, through his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, Mohammed said he was wrongly quoted and explained that he never made the alleged comment.
Clarifying his earlier statement, the minister explained that “the President only decided to work from home today, not that he has decided to work from home henceforth”.
He described the headlines in a section of the media, “Buhari to now work from home – Lai Mohammed,” as a misrepresentation of his statement at the briefing.
Lai Mohammed, quoted verbatim the relevant section of what he claimed was his briefing as, “He (the President) wanted to rest today and he asked the vice President to preside over today’s meeting.
“In addition, he also asked that all his files be taken home to him and he will be working from home today”, he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently and consecutively missed the third Federal Executive Council Meeting. All in a row. When Buhari missed the first one and Lai said ‘ He was attending to other important state functions’ while the second time the minister said ‘ It was too soon after the Easter Break.’
Meanwhile, popular columnists and convener of Every Nigerian Do Something, ENDS, Perry Brimah had said on Friday, April 21, in a statement that President Muhammadu Buhari is dying in Aso Rock, while people are compassionless about it. He, however, called on the masses to rise against “cabal” locking up Buhari.
“The videos of Buhari walking for Friday prayers bring tears to eyes. His asthenic figure now no more than skin-and-bones as he sat down for the Jummah service was heart-wrenching…
“It is insane to continue to deprive him and the nation by locking him up and burdening him with a challenge too heavy for even a strong young man to bear talk-less an old man who just returned from a 49-day leave in which he received blood transfusions and unknown cocktails of serious medications…
“It’s time for Nigerians to demand full disclosure of the true state of health of president Muhammadu Buhari and immediate best options for him to be allowed to rest and recover instead of being locked up to literally die under the weight of Nigeria”, Perry Brimah partly said.
Even though citizens seemed uninterested about the revelation, many Nigerians are beginning to believe the story considering the fact that President Buhari has been missing from public activities and from the media for many weeks now.