'President will now work from home' - Lai Mohammed

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

President Buhari returns to his work desk

Information minister, Lai Mohammed stated this while reacting to President Buhari's absence at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo chaired today's FEC meeting in Buhari’s absence.

Mohammed said the president “asked that he should be allowed to rest and the vice president should preside.”

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

President Buhari's absence at the FEC meeting of Wednesday, April 12 raised concerns over his health.

But, Mohammeddismissed the concerns that Buhari had fallen ill again saying that the president had other matters to attend to and as such instructed Osinbajo to preside over the meeting.

“Mr President is not ill again. Mr. President is in town; Mr. President is attending to other issues," Mohammed said at the time.

"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,"  he added.

President Buhari's last public appearance was at the Jumat prayers at the Aso Villa mosque.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Crisis trails creation of 19 LCDAs in Ekiti, as community writes Fayemi

Lagos Assembly reduces ex-governors’ pensions by 50%

2 killed as armed robbers attack banks in Osun

PDP BoT meets to resolve leadership crisis

Nigerian Army donates 2 classroom blocks to Bauchi school

NGO provides free cataract surgeries for 550 patients in Jigawa - Official

Nigeria can't be divided, our constitution has taken care of that – Ganduje

FG sign $13m MoU on e-governance with Korea

Cholera kills 100 people in Jigawa in 3 weeks