By Concise News Correspondent
President Muhammadu Buhari regularly communicates with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, that is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The minister, therefore, said the President was not in danger or hospitalised as being speculated.
The information minister made this known while briefing reporters on the outcome of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council in Abuja presided over by Osinbajo.
Mohammed attributed the controversy blanketing the president’s health status to his (Buhari) transparency.
He stated, “Mr. President, like I said elsewhere, is a victim of his own transparency. He was going on leave; he did what the constitution says he should do.
”He transmitted a letter to the National Assembly and an Acting President was put in place.
“The President said ‘while I am on leave, I am going to conduct some medical tests’ which all of us do without announcing them.
“And of course, less than six hours after he got there, he was pronounced dead by some people. Even those who saw him climbed the aircraft in Abuja said he was flown by air ambulance.
“I can assure you that Mr. President is well, is hale and hearty and no cause for concern. The Acting President speaks to him every day and he told you (reporters) so.”
The minister stated that President Buhari was in good health and was not in any danger.
Mohammed further said, “I think I can say without any equivocation that he is well, he is hale and he is hearty. No question about that.
“Do you think Mr. President will be ill and we will be here and go about our business like this? He (Fashola) was in Anambra about three days ago. I was in Ilorin on Monday. All ministers are busy. I want to assure you that Mr. President is well and he is absolutely in no danger.”