The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has again spoken on the
health of his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari.
On the last medical trip of the President, the polity was heated up as to what aliment the presently was being treated for that warranted him to stay back in London for over 100 days.
Speaking with AFP yesterday, Mohammed restated that the privacy of the President should be respected despite the spending of taxpayer’s fund on the President’s health.
It’s not strange at all for a sitting president to be ill and it’s not strange either for the state to take care of his medical bill,” said the minister.
“I think there’s so much speculation as to what he’s been treated for.
“I think we would rather respect his privacy. If Mr President feels like telling the world his ailment, so be it. I don’t think he’s under an obligation to tell anyone” the minister emphasized.
He also made comment on the re-election speculation of the President come 2019.
Beyond the 2019 election, he said the President Buhari is more interested in living up to the expectations as promised in 2015 campaign.
“If he’s going to run that’s left to him
but right now, his major preoccupation is delivering on all his electoral promises”, Mohammed ended.