The Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said that it was unfortunate that Nigerians decided to pronounce President Muhammadu Buhari dead six hours before he arrived the United Kingdom, UK, for his medical treatment.
The information Minister made this declaration, while speaking with State House correspondents, after the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday.
According to him, the President is hale, hearty and absolutely in no danger.
He said, “I can say it without any equivocation, Mr President is well, he is hale and he is hearty; no question about that.
“I want to assure you Mr President is well and he is in absolutely no danger.
“Mr. President, like I said elsewhere, is probably a victim of his own transparency.
“He was going on leave, he did what the constitution said he should do, transmitted it to the National Assembly and Acting President was put in place.
“And he said ‘while I am on leave, I am going to conduct some medical tests’ which many, or all of us do without announcing it.”
He noted with regret that even those, who saw the President board the aircraft in Abuja en-route London, claimed that he was flown to that country via an air ambulance.
The minister, who said that the Acting President had been speaking with Buhari on a daily basis, said, “I can assure you that the President is well he is hale and hearty and there is absolutely no cause for concern.’’
Reacting to the suggestion that the Federal Ministry of Information should be releasing hourly bulletins on the President’s health condition, Mohammed said there was no need for that.
“Mr President is not ill, he is not in hospital and there is no reason to give anybody any bulletin about his health, pure and simple.”
The minister said that all organs of government were working closely with the ministers and going about their normal duties across the country.