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There’s No Substitute For President Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Information Minister, Lai Mohammed has restated that there is no need for agitations over President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence as Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been “functioning well.”

Mohammed said this in the light of calls for Buhari’s resignation over the president’s prolonged medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

The president has been away from the country for over 90 days now.

Mohammed, in an interview with journalists, reacted to the various agitations, saying there cant be a substitute for President Buhari.

He said, “There is no doubt that we miss the president but I think the government has been functioning very well.

“There can’t be a substitute for the president, no doubt but I don’t think it has gotten to any stage whereby we find the kind of acrimony, agitations that is coming up.

“It is normal for anybody to be ill. When somebody is ill, there are certain things he cannot do but we thank God that Mr. President is improving and he will come back very soon.

“The important thing is that government has been working. We have not missed one single federal executive council meeting since he left.

“Also, we have not missed one single national economic council meeting. Whatever needs to be done is being done because there are serious consultations between the Acting president and Mr President and as such, I don’t see the hoopla about Mr. President being away,” the minister said. (

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