There is no cause for alarm over President Muhammadu Buhari’s health and recovery, the Presidency said yesterday.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in a reaction to speculations on the President’s health.
He said Buhari’s absence at the Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) was a last-minute decision; otherwise, the cabinet and the public might have been alerted in advance.
Shehu said in a statement: “As eager as he is to be up and about, 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 some weeks ago.
“President Buhari himself, on his return to the country, made Nigerians aware of the state of his health while he was in London. Full recovery is sometimes a slow process, requiring periods of rest and relaxation, as the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, intimated in his press briefing after the FEC meeting on Wednesday.