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I haven’t spoken to Buhari but he will be back soon, says Lai
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has reassured Nigerians that President Mohammadu Buhari will soon return to the country.
Mohammed gave the reassurance via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, saying: “Let Nigerians be at rest. The president will be back soon. Even though i have not spoken with him. I know my Oga.”
Let Nigerians be at rest. The president will be back soon. Even though i have not spoken with him. I know my Oga.
— Alhaji Lai Mohammed (@MohammedLai) July 5, 2017
Rumours of the President’s deteriorating health became rife after the broadcast of his recorded Eid-el-Fitri message to Nigerians. In it, Buhari sounded quite weak and was barely audible even though he spoke in his native Hausa language.
Days later, Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, claimed he had privileged information that Buhari was on life support.
But the Presidency denied the claims and, as usual, criticised Fayose.
On Sunday, Aisha, wife of the President, returned to London to spend time with him..
Buhari has been out of the country since May 7, which makes it 58 days now.