President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 5 joined Muslim faithful including the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Monguno, and other officials in observing the Juma’at prayers inside a mosque located inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This comes less than 48 hours after the President missed the Federal Executive Council Meeting for the third time since his return from medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
The President’s personal assistant also shared the news on social media, that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently attending Juma’at service at the presidential villa mosque in Aso Rock.
“President Muhammadu Buhari observes Juma’at Prayer at the State House, Abuja,” he wrote in a Tweet.
“President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with NSA Babagana Munguno immediately after observing Juma’at Prayer at the Presidential Villa, Abuja,” he captioned a video showing the president making his way to the mosque with officials.
In the past few days, there has been uncertainty over the health of the president. He was absent from three consecutive meetings of the federal executive council (FEC), and his absence caused rumours to ripple that he was gravely ill.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and other government officials, including the President’s wife, Aisha Buhari, have, however, assured Nigerians that that there is no cause for alarm over his health.
The presence of the President at Juma’at will assure the minds of Nigerians and allow the speculations of the President’s grave illness to quell.