President Buhari absent at FEC Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who presided at the meeting, apologized for Mr. Buhari's absence, telling ministers that the president could not make it to the meeting because his doctors had advised him to "rest".

A member of the panel and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami had on Tuesday briefed State House Correspondents where he gave indication that Vice President Osinbajo would submit the document to President Buhari on behalf of the committee on Wednesday.

"I hereby call upon all the good people of Nigeria across the land to rise up to challenge the cabal that is holding Nigeria to ransom in the face of the apparent incapacity of the President to direct the affairs of Nigeria on account of his ill health".

"We want to take this opportunity to thank Nigerians who have expressed a lot of concern and sympathy and who have been praying for him".

"It is teamwork. So, President Buhari is working", she added.

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed. "He said it from day one when he came back from the UK".


Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had earlier said that "the president's doctors have advised on his taking things slowly, as he fully recovers from the long period of treatment in the United Kingdom".

"So, whatever is happening today is not any odd development. He has been quite transparent and upfront in the matter concerning his health", the minister said.

She said Buhari would embark on the medical vacation only on his doctor's appointment.

"I am saying the parallel market which now stabilises at between N380 and N385, " he said.

Despite Mrs Aisha Buhari's reassurances, the president failed to attend the meeting of the federal executive council, which was held as usual within walking distance of the presidential villa.


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