President missed FEC meeting because he’s still resting – Lai Mohammed

Mohammed added that Buhari is staying away from official functions due to advice from his doctors.

President Muhammadu Buhari

“The President chose today to rest, he was in his office yesterday, which you all reported,” the minister said according to Premium Times.

“He is taking his doctors’ advice so that he can fully recover,” Mohammed added

Buhari was also absent from the weekly meeting on April 26, and at the time Mohammed said that the president would work from home.

"President Buhari has asked that all the files on his desk be brought to him at his official residence for treatment," the minister said.

Buhari's first absence from the FEC meeting was on April 12 but Mohammed dismissed claims that the president was ill again.

"Mr President is not ill again. Mr. President is in town; Mr. President is attending to other issues. He looked at the agenda for the meeting and decided that the vice president should preside. It is not unusual for the vice president to preside over FEC meetings," Mohammed said.

The president's failure to attend the Aso Rock Juma'at service on Friday, April 28, also led credibility to reports that he had fallen ill.

However, Buhari's wife, Aisha said, on Tuesday, that her husband's health challenges are not as bad as they are being perceived to be.

Meanwhile, prominent lawyer, Femi Falana and other activists have urged Buhari to go on medical leave with immediate effect.

Buhari has been suffering health issues since January 19 when he left Nigeria for a medical vacation in London.

The president was meant to spend 10 days abroad but he ended up spending 49 days.

Buhari admitted, when he returned to Nigeria on March 10, that he had never been so sick in his entire life.

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