President Muhammad Buhari has not fully recovered from an illness that kept him in London for almost 2 months, the Presidency has revealed.
They added that there were no immediate concerns over his health, thought doctors advised that he take things slowly.
Rumors about his health had magnified after Buhari missed a Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, however, the President only missed because of his doctors’ orders.
He added: “Despite his lack of visibility, Nigerians should be rest assured that President Buhari has not abdicated his role as the Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria. He receives daily briefings on the activities of government, and confers regularly with his Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo. His private residence, in which he has been spending most of his time recently, also has a fully equipped office.
“God is the giver of life and health. We are grateful that He has seen our president through the worst period of his convalescence in London. We are thankful that the president has passed a number of benchmarks already. We pray that God continues to see him through this period.”