Breaking News

President M. Buhari tells Nigerians Everyone falls ill

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that he has officially communicated to both leadership of the National Assembly over his 10-day medical trip to the United Kingdom.
The president departed for London via the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and was seen off by some top government officials.
Speaking to reporters shortly before departure, Buhari explained that he has already informed Nigerians that he was having challenges with his ear and needed to see medical experts in London for checkup.
“I have already told Nigerians that I am going for 10 days to get my ear checked,” the president said. Asked whether he had informed the National Assembly as enshrined in the constitution, Buhari said: “National Assembly knows, they have been formally informed.”
“Is there anybody that doesn’t fall sick?” he asked rhetorically.
In compliance with section 145(1) of the Nigerian constitution, Buhari had, on February 5 this year, also dispatched formal letters to the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and proceeded on a fiveday vacation.
But the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, insists that Buhari is not sick and is only travelling to London for a rest, after which he would have his ears checked by experts.
In an interview with reporters before the president’s departure at the airport, Adesina said: “The buzz going round town is that the President is ill, but ill will be a misnomer, it should not be the right word to use.
“The president is going for a 10-day rest and during that period he will see specialists who will look at his ear because he has been treating that ear locally for some time.
“Nigerian physicians have looked at it and now they have said you are going to UK, now that you will be there, let specialists look at the ear.
“They have treated it locally, so it is not a question of whether the president is ill. If he is ill, it presupposes that there are certain things that he cannot do.
“Till the very last minute that he is traveling, the president performed the duties and functions of his office as the president. So, illness is not the issue, but as a human being, yes he can rest.”
The presidential spokesman stated that the 10-day leave is to allow Buhari to rest.
“He has been president for one full year, you know that in February he took five-day leave, he is taking another 10 days now; that means 15 days leave in one year.
“You and I take more than that, so it is natural that the president, as a human being, is taking 10 days rest, but he is not ill.
“We need to underscore that. Rather than going into a frenzy, I will urge Nigerians to just show goodwill and patriotism, they should pray for him and wish him well.
“Things about health life and death are in the hands of God, but I believe that all is well with our president and God will take care of him and take care of the country,” Adesina stressed.

No comments

Your comment is highly welcome

Now it's easier to drop your comments

Just write your name and write your comment then Publish...!!!