Tell Nigerians The Status Of Your Health - NMA Tells Buhari

Buhari failed to attend the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the fourth consecutive time he was absent at the gathering where a number of policy initiatives are discussed.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had earlier said that "the president's doctors have advised on his taking things slowly, as he fully recovers from the long period of treatment in the United Kingdom".

Ogirima faulted those managing the information concerning Buhari's health.

One analyst stated that Mr. Buhari's elusiveness and "rule from a remote location" was also eerily similar to the case of former Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State.

"Basically as it is expected what we normally do is from time to time to brief the President about activities about the Central Bank of Nigeria".

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"It is teamwork. So, President Buhari is working", she added.

Titled "Let Us Paralyse The System", the statement equally called for the suspension of all official activities until President Buhari agrees to resign and disengage himself and his cabal from governance for the country to move forward. Wole Soyinka, had asked the President to disclose the state of his health to Nigerians.

He has not been seen in public for more than a week.

The uncertainty over Mr Buhari's health comes at a hard time for Nigeria, which is under severe pressure from low prices of oil, its primary export, and internal security problems including those posed by Boko Haram terrorists and food shortages in the northeast.

He was replaced in the intervening period by his vice-president, Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, who went on to win the 2011 election.

  • Megan Austin