Nigeria’s President to work from home


The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will be working from home according to the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, reports Xinhua.

President Buhari asked for all the files requiring his attention to be moved to his official residence after failing to attend the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting (FEC) in Abuja.

“We just concluded the Federal Executive Council meeting. I’m sure you noticed that the President was not there. He was not there because he asked that he be allowed to rest and asked the vice president to preside… And he will be working from home. He has asked all his files to be taken to him in the house. He will be working from home today,” said Lai Mohammed.

There is mystery surrounding the health of 74 year old President, after returning to Nigeria on March 10 from a 49-day medical leave in London. Buhari disclosed that he may need to return to London within weeks for follow-up treatment after his return home.

President Buhari’s little appearance in public events has been linked to his ailing health and the need to take further rest.

The health of Nigeria’s president is a sensitive issue since a former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua died in office in 2010 from a long-standing, but previously undisclosed, kidney complaint.