- Femi Adesina, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, spoke during a television programme on Tuesday, February 7
- He explained the true situation concerning the health status of the president as well as when the latter will return
The senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has confessed to not being able to reach his boss directly.
Buhari is currently in the United Kingdom where he is on vacation and undergoing medical examination according to the government, but Adesina said he had not been able to reach the president directly.
Adesina who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, said he is in contact with Buhari through those around him.
He however insisted the president was fine and would return to Nigeria sooner than expected.
“I am not directly in touch with the president, but I speak with those around him in London,” he said when asked if he was in contact with Buhari.
Adesina also lamented that some Nigerians had taken advantage of the situation to denigrate the president.
Asked if the presidency was not aware of the suffering in the country, Adesina recalled how the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan depleted the country’s reserves. According to him, this is the genesis of the economic crises being faced by Nigerians.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had also earlier said he was in touch with Buhari adding that the latter was healthy.