President Muhammadu Buhari who is in London for a holiday and medical check-up, has joined the growing number of his cabinet members who are currently seeking medical attention over health issues.
Nigerian ministers in a prayer session during today’s FEC meeting
TheCable news has reported that the federal executive council (FEC) meeting earlier today, turned into a prayer session as those in attendance made supplications for President Muhammadu Buhari and his three ministers, who are all seeking medical attention.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, was directed by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting, to offer the Muslim opening prayer, and Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), to say Christian prayer.
While Lai Mohammed prayed for God to give the FEC members wisdom to take good decisions, Lawal’s focus was on those who were indisposed. According to him, the three ministers are Aisha Alhassan (women affairs), Adamu Adamu (education), and Ibrahim Jibril (state for environment).
It was gathered that while Buhari is in London to see specialist over nose, ear and throat infection, Alhassan is said to be undergoing orthopedic treatment in the US, and Adamu is recuperating from back pain.
Lawal was about rounding off his prayers when ministers reminded him of Jibril, and he said: “Yes let’s pray for him too.”
The meeting started at 12:06pm, and it had 22 ministers of the 36 ministers in attendance.