President Muhammadu Buhari has said his
participation in this year’s Ramadan Fast has
improved his health more than it was initially.
Mr Buhari stated this on Friday at his official residence in the
Presidential Villa, Abuja when he played host to a delegation of
federal capital territory (FCT) led by Mohammed Bello, the minister
The president who said he could not participate in last year’s fast
because he was away on health vacation noted that he did not
want the situation to repeat itself this year hence his involvement
In 2017, Buhari spent over 150 days in London, treating an
undisclosed ailment. In 2018, He has also visited his London
doctors on three known occasions.
“I’m very grateful to the ministers and church leadership that
came to say happy Eid-Filtri to those of us that have been
fasting,” he said.
“A lot of people asked me if on health grounds I could fast. I
refused not to because I know the value in fasting, I cannot miss
it once I can do it.
“Last year I didn’t because I was on health vacation but this year
I have done it and I thank God because it has helped me to be
healthier and also gave me the time that I need to attend to
He told his guests to appeal to those in their constituencies to
shun individualism and sectionalism.
He reiterated his position that Nigeria belongs to all, hence the
need to salvage it together.
“Please, in your constituencies, emphasise what I said about 30
years ago. We don’t have another country except Nigeria we may
as well remain here and salvage it together, there is nothing else
we can do.
“Even those who left the country are now trying to come back
because they are not wanted out there. I wish that all the
resources they had then, had been deployed here… So, thank you
very much and please, persuade your constituencies to work
much harder away from individualism and sectionalism,” he said.
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