Nigeria’s ailing President Buhari misses third cabinet meeting

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has missed his third cabinet meeting in a row amid ongoing questions about the state of his health.

He has not been seen in public for more than a week.

His wife Aisha Buhari tweeted on Tuesday that her husband was not as sick as is being perceived.

In March, Mr Buhari returned from seven weeks of medical leave in the UK where he was treated for an undisclosed illness.

When he returned home he said he had never been so ill in his life.

In her tweets, Mrs Buhari said that the president was continuing to “carry out his responsibilities” and has been meeting with ministers.

But he uncharacteristically failed to show up at last Friday’s prayers at the mosque on state house grounds.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed told the BBC that the president’s health was “a personal matter” and that Nigerians have been kept aware of his condition.

 

BBC

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