President Muhammadu Buhari did not attend today’s congregational Friday prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque.
Mr. Buhari has been observing the weekly prayer at the mosque located behind his office since his return from medical vacation in the UK.
Staff of the Aso Villa also confirmed the president was indoors and did not go to any other mosque for the ‘Jumat’ prayer.
He was also absent from the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday raising concerns over his state of health.
However, Mr. Buhari on Thursday assured Nigerians that despite insinuations about his alleged poor health, there is no need for apprehension.
The president’s stance was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explaining why he had been out of public glare for a while.
“President Buhari’s absence at the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday, April 26, was a last-minute decision; otherwise, the cabinet and the public might have been alerted in advance.
“As eager as he is to be up and about, 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 some weeks ago.