President Buhari Still Working From London – Kachikwu

| May 23, 2017


President Buhari Still Working From London – Kachikwu

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe
Kachikwu, says that President Muhammadu Buhari
is still working from London where he is currently
receiving medical treatment.

Speaking on BBC Hard Talk interview in London on
Monday, he said when asked about the state of health
of the President
“Yes, he is in London. He is undergoing hospital
treatment, (but) I don’t know the details of that and I
obviously wouldn’t know. But let me say this, he
returned from his first trip in London, even though the
doctors advised him to have some rest.

“He’s back to London and he has continued some levels
of meetings and has been able to play some roles. He
has a very efficient Vice-President who is sitting in for
him in his absence. It really hasn’t made much of a

According to Punch, when asked what was wrong with
Buhari, the minister said,
“I don’t know. But let’s face it; who in the world goes
around giving to everybody what their medical
statuses are? The doctors have got to be able to release
something official and he’s working through it. It has
not become a major problem.”

When probed further on the capability of the President
to continue in office, the minister said,
“Well, we’ve heard rumours in Nigeria about sick
presidents off and on, most of them sometimes not
quite correct. Will he be able to lead Nigeria? I think
looking at the sort of conversations I had with him
when he came back, he was strong enough to do his
work, struggled a bit in terms of trying to fully recover.

“Nobody plans on illness, it happens. He has an efficient
number two man; the system works, that’s the whole
essence of democracy. He’s on top of his abilities to be
able to issue policies and to be able to approve what he
needs to be approved.”

Kachikwu maintained that President Buhari still had
the ability to deliver his promises and to take the
country to the next level of development.


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