According to reports by the Sun, president Buhari had a closed-door meeting separately with the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, and the Group Managing Director, GMD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru.
After the FEC meeting in Abuja last Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, reportedly told newsmen that the President was at home resting and would be working from home for the meantime.
But a few hours later, the minister faulted the report, stressing that he was misquoted, stressing he only said: “The President only decided to work from home today, not that he has decided to work from home henceforth”
Concerned over president Buhari’s health, some of Nigeria’s most influential civil society figures, including lawyer Femi Falana, political analyst Jibrin Ibrahim, and Transparency International Nigeria head Anwal Musa Rafsanjani, has asked him to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking a medical leave to attend to his health without any further delay.
President Buhari had returned from the UK in March after been away on medical vacation for weeks.
Due to the apparent deterioration in the president’s health condition, he has neither been seen in public in the last one week nor attended the last two meetings of the federal executive council.
His absence at the last Jumat service in the villa fuelled further speculations and rumours about his medical condition. But despite the speculations and rumours, officials of the federal government have continued to assure the Nigerian people that the is no need for apprehension over the matter as the president was doing fine.