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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Minister opens up on Buhari’s health ahead of US, London trips

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Saturday declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is fit and in excellent shape.

He spoke to newsmen at the UN headquarters in New York.

Onyeama said Buhari is “firing up” to lead the Nigerian delegation to the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.

Onyeama dismissed speculations in some quarters about the president’s health and his ability to withstand the rigours of the high-level event scheduled from September 19 to 25.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is in very good health to lead the UN General Assembly delegation.

“The president is in excellent form in every way possible. We had the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday that lasted very long beyond the usual.

“He presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting throughout. He’s now firing up and very fantastic,” Onyeama said.

Recall that Nigerian Eye reported that Buhari will​ depart Nigeria on Sunday.

He will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with the UN scribe.

​The​ Nigerian leader ​is billed to have a a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump of the United States of America, along with other world leaders.


​Buhari, who will be accompanied by the governors of Zamfara, Ebonyi and Ondo States, and key cabinet ministers, will transit through London on his way back to the country.

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