The Senator representing Katsina South, Abu Ibrahim has opined that President Muhammadu Buhari is not sick but only exhausted by the gamut of problems confronting Nigerians currently.
Ibrahim, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs made the remark on Tuesday while accosted by reporters at the National Assembly lobby in Abuja.
Noting that those spreading rumour of the President’s sickness missed the point, the All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmaker reeled out issues that might have taken a toll on the President.
The lawmaker listed the issues as the destruction of oil pipeline that has reduced production of oil to almost half, fall in oil price that has affected the economy and led to recession as well as the falling exchange rate that has affected the purchasing power of most Nigerians.
Ibrahim disclosed that he has been in constant touch with Buhari, claiming that he was actually with him the day the President left the country, adding that “the President will be back ”
The lawmaker who insisted that “ Buhari will soon come back” noted that there was no need for Nigerians to be unduly apprehensive “because the President is not sick but exhausted by the weight of the problems the country is going through.”
He appealed to Nigerians to continue to pray for the President to come home and continue his work.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has also refused to comment on his health status.