Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, says President Muhammadu Buhari is
“healthier than most young Nigerians” criticising him on health issues.
Shehu spoke on Thursday via Zoom in an interview on Channels Television.
Buhari is currently in Brussels, Belgium, for the sixth European Union-African Union (EU-AU) summit.
In some of the pictures of the president in Belgium posted on social media platforms, he is seen dressed in what appears to be a casual outfit, which is relatively unusual for Buhari.
The president’s casual look has elicited varied reactions.
Asked to react to comments on Buhari’s outfit in Belgium, Shehu said Nigerians have started to appreciate that the president is in “good health” as seen in some of his recent pictures.
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The president is keen. For us, what is most impressive here is that people are beginning to appreciate that the president is in good health and it was manifested from some of these pictures that they came across,” he said.
That should dispel whatever fears that some people have. A lot of rumours concerning his health and all of that, generated by people of ill will; people who know nothing about these things.
We keep saying this that the president is healthier than a lot of the young people who are attacking him on these matters. This continues to be proved by his outings as we have seen in Belgium.”
Since his assumption to the office of president, Buhari has visited the United Kingdom on several occasions for medical treatment — a development that has raised questions on his health status.
It was observed that Buhari had spent more than 170 days in the UK for medical treatment since assuming office as president.