Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad has denied reports that the president is being fed through tubes.
Ahmad’s denial follows a report by Sahara Reporters that Buhari’s health had so deteriorated that he was receiving food and drink intravenously.
“The story like many of its kind is untrue, as @GarShehu said on Thursday, there is no need for apprehension over President Buhari’s health,” Ahmad wrote via Twitter.
He was referring to a statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu who urged Nigerians not to worry about the president’s health.
Buhari’s health has been a major topic of discussion since he travelled to London in January for what was to be a 10-day medical vacation, but ended up spending 49 days.
Fears that the president had taken ill were heightened by his absence at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, April 26, and the Juma’at prayer service on Friday, April 28.
The president had admitted, upon his return to Nigeria on March 10, that he had never been so sick in his life.
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