President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, returned to the office he had stayed away from since his return from his three months medical leave. The President was said to have stayed away from the office since his resumption on August 19 due to an alleged infestation and destruction of air conditioning units by rodents. He had been making use of his two other offices — the one in his residence at the presidential villa and the other at the presidential banquet hall.
A source had told TheCable that the president was advised to stay away from his main office for spiritual reasons. He said it had been noticed that his health got worse anytime he returned to the office.
“You know the man was actually bewitched. All these rumours about this or that illness are just guess works. No one was sure, not even the doctors,” Premium Times quoted a source as saying.
“The trip to London in May was unscheduled and all the checks done, including in Germany, revealed nothing. We had to resort to prayers.”
Bashir Ahmad, an aide to President Buhari, confirmed his return to the office in a series of tweets.
And, President @MBuhari is currently presiding over an Armed Forces Council Meeting in this particular office you’re talking about. https://t.co/1AcvwtyeQ9
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) November 9, 2017
Ahmad later shared pictures of Buhari with service chiefs, and wrote: “Today, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the Armed Forces Council Meeting in his office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.”
The armed forces meeting is the first under the current administration. Former President Goodluck Jonathan presided over the last council meeting which held on July 17, 2014. On Thursday, Buhari inaugurated the armed forces council and ratified the National Defence Policy 2017 (Revised); Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service Officers 2017.