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Monday, 6 February 2017

"I'm unaware of President's health challenge - Adesina

Femi Adesina has claimed ignorance of President Buhari's health challenges saying only the President can reveal his health status.

The Special Adviser to the Nigerian President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said only the President is in the position of revealing his own health status.
Adesina made this known in a telephone conversation with host of Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.
He said: “I am sure it will get to a point when the President has to disclose the status of his health if it needs to be disclosed. If it’s something serious enough to disclose, I am sure he will disclose it."
Continuing, he said: “The President is the one who can release his own health status.
“The day he left, we still spoke. He didn’t tell me ‘this is my condition’. He told me he was going to rest and he would do medicals and that was included in the statement we released,” he added.

On when the president will be returning, Adesina said: “If there was a date he would return, it would have been in that statement.
“But the issue now is (that) there is no vacuum in government. No lacuna because power has been transferred to the Vice President who is acting president.

“So, Mr President can take the time he desires and when his doctors give him a clean bill of health, he then can return home.”
President Buhari's return to Nigeria was postponed after he was reportedly asked to wait back for his medical tests results in London.