Buhari absent at Friday’s Muslim prayer

President Buhari arriving from London Friday
President Buhari arriving from London Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday failed to attend the weekly Jumat prayer at the Aso Rock Mosque.

Many government officials who had trooped to the Mosque hoping to get a close glimpse of the president, left in disappointment as the president was conspicuously absent.

Mr. Buhari returned from London, UK, earlier on Friday after 51 days of medical vacation.

He said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who had been acting in his absence, will continue in that capacity as he (Buhari) continues to rest.

The preident’s spokesperson, Femi Adesina, later tweeted that the president will formally resume his duties on Monday.

“PMB will Monday transmit letter to National Assembly on his return to the country. That makes his return to work formal, and constitutional,” he said.


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  • thusspokez

    Buhari absent at Friday’s Muslim prayer

    Give the man a break! I am sure that even God wouldn’t be in such a haste to receive Buhari’s prayers.

    • Otile

      What kind of Muslim are you yourself? Did he not get enough sleep in Landan for the past 51 days and 51 nights. Did he not sleep in the plane, or was he the one piloting it? As a good Muslim wouldn’t you have first visited the mosque on arrival from jaws of death? A good Muslim man would have headed straight to the mosque, but not Imam Mohamed.

  • Kolawole Shodipo

    Even six hour journey for a fit younger person demands a rest, talk less a person that’s ailing. Give him a break.

    • aisha ani

      I thank you.

  • systematic

    yes mr president rest don’t border any body that will distort u

  • Malik Isah

    I guess the Imam reported him to premium times.