President Muhammadu has been asked by some eminent Nigerians to heed the advice of his personal physicians by taking medical leave to take care of his health.
This follows speculations that the president is seriously ill which is why he has been absent at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting and other state functions.
The advice was contained in a statement titled, “President Buhari Should Take Medical Leave Immediately” and jointly issued on Monday, May 1, The Nation reports.
Those who signed the statement were lawyer and activists, Femi Falana (SAN); Senior Fellow Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja, Professor Jibrin Ibrahim; Executive Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), Mr. Debo Adeniran; Senior Lecturer / Researcher, Centre for Peace and Security Studies, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Dr. Chris Kwaja; Executive Director at Centre for Information Technology and Developmen (CITAD), Dr. Y. Z. Ya’u; Country Director, Search for Common Ground, Mr Chom Bagu.
Others were the chairman, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA), Mr Olanrewaju Suraju; Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reform(PER), Ezenwa Nwagwu; Executive Director of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Mr Anwal Musa Rafsanjani ; Executive Director of African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Rev. David Ugolor; a Senior Communication Officer (Policy) in the Operations Communication Department, External and Corporate Relations Vice- Presidency of the World Bank Group. Dr. Sina Odugbem; National Coordinator, Procurement Observation and Advocacy Initiative (PRADIN), Mr. Muhammed Attah, and Executive Secrectary, Socio Economic Rights Project (SERAP), Mr Adetokunbo Mumuni.