MasterwebNews 3/5/17: Buhari chose to rest rather than attend FEC -Presidency

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Federal Government said President Muhammadu Buhari chose to rest Wednesday rather than attend the Federal Executive Council meeting.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said while addressing State House reporters after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The minister explained that though the president was in the office on Tuesday, his doctors advised him to take some rest.
He said Buhari deserved commendation for being transparent in the matter concerning his health.
He said: “I know you will want to know why the President was not at the meeting. You are also aware that the President was at his office yesterday (Tuesday) and worked at the office.
“I think about a few days before now we did come out to say he has been asked to take some rest by his doctors and he chose today (yesterday) to rest instead of attending the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank Nigerians who have expressed a lot of concern and sympathy and those who have been praying for him. We always said Mr President will stick to his doctors’ advice so that he can recover much more quickly."
He dismissed a media report that Buhari's health had deteriorated to the level that he was being fed intravenously.
“It is absolutely bunkum. It is absolutely untrue that he is being fed.
“He was in the office yesterday as you all reported. And if the doctor says `oh, you take a rest’, I think you recover faster when you rest and when you ought to rest rather that forcing yourself to work when you are not fit to work.
“All he is doing is that he is following the doctors’ advice.
“So, whatever is happening today is not any new development. Is actually what he said that he has been advised to take it easy by his doctors and that he would soon also go back for further medical attention in the UK."
*Photo Caption - President Muhammadu Buhari
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