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UK Medical Trip: FG Keeps Mum over Date of Return of President

UK Medical Trip: FG Keeps Mum over Date of Return of President

The Federal Government on Wednesday declined to give an actual date President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country to continue his leadership roles.

President Buhari had on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 departed Abuja for the United Kingdom for a routine medical checkup, a message that explained in a  statement that he is expected back in Abuja by this week. 

The President had also met with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarked on the journey.

However, Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was not forthcoming while fielding a question to confirm when the President is due back into the country this week.

In an attempt to provide answers to State House Correspondents, he said the week is not finished what is the big issue?

Mohammed who spoke to journalists after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the government was currently more concerned with the issue of the dwindling security bedevilling the country.

In his reaction to the 7th anniversary of the Chibok girls’ abduction, the minister of information maintained that the federal government has demonstrated a concern on the issue of security in the nation and this he noted, was demonstrated through a town hall meeting held in Kaduna less than a week ago. 

The meeting, he noted set a parameter for enhanced security and national unity.

He chronicled that the meeting attended by eight ministers and traditional heads among others, is the 18th of such held, to find ways to resolve the national security crisis that has led to incessant abductions of school pupils in the northeast.

The information minister reiterated that among key suggestions at the meeting is the unanimous resolve to expand the military personnel and hardware, needed for state police, local government autonomy, the establishment of more grazing areas etc.

Mohammed further maintained that the call for succession was not a solution to the nation’s protracted challenges.


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