Nigerian govt refutes report of governors’ meeting in Abuja over Buhari

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari
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The Federal Government has debunked reports in the section of the press that governors are meeting in Abuja on Thursday to send emissary to see President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he received a delegation of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI).

“I want to say categorically and emphatically that there is no iota of truth in this.

“Governors are not meeting in Abuja because there is no need for it. There is no plan to send emissary to London to see the President.

“Again, I want to say that the president is hale and hearty in London where he is observing his 10 day vacation.

“Let us all shun the negative reports insinuating the president illness and death.

“We implore those behind this outright falsehood to desist.

“It is because Nigeria exists that they can practice their profession. We implore them to stop overheating the society,” he said.

The minister told the delegation that his ministry was very passionate about the North-East and has put the region’s concerns and developmental agenda in the front burner of its activities.

He explained that until Nigeria took possession of the insurgency war in the region, full rehabilitation, reconstruction and resettlement would not take place.

According to him, the country is winning the war against terror and there is need to celebrate the military that is prosecuting the war.

“We are also aware there is bigger war to be won which is healing the wounds that have been created by the insurgency.

“The ministry is particular about ensuring that correct information about the North East is disseminated,’’ he said.

The minister said that the PCNI had a tall mandate but expressed confidence in the leader and members of the committee to deliver.

He pledged the readiness of his ministry to assist the committee in any way, particularly in information dissemination.

Leader of the delegation and Chairman PCNEI Economic sub-Committee, Yusuf Yakubu, said the committee was committed to restoring stability to the North East through sustainable socio-economic activities.

In achieving this, he said the committee harmonised all intervention planning for the region into a national strategic road map tagged “The Buhari Plan’’.

Mr. Yakubu solicited partnership with the ministry in mobilisation and changing negative narratives on the Northeast region.

PCNI was inaugurated by the president under the leadership of Theophilus Danjuma on October 26, 2016 with a three-year mandate to guide, coordinate, facilitate and support all interventions and relief activities across the North East. (NAN)


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  • Otile

    The best thing we can do at this time is to fast and pray hard for the deteriorating health of our Imam. God is in charge.

  • Bo Biz

    Why can’t Buhari either cut short his so called vacation in London and get back to work in Abuja or address Nigerians LIVE from “Nigeria House”,The High Commission of Nigeria,London? Enough of these mess everywhere.

    • Otile

      You don’t understand. Allow Imam to get healing and recover first before he can come back to serve you, life first. It seems you are not even praying for him.

    • Truth Konveyor

      So that you can move over to another false propaganda? You really want to drag him your low by expecting his actions to be dictated by wicked lies you put in the public domain? If that was your aim can you not see that you have failed yet again because he will neither speak nor return to Nigeria because of your fabricated stories.

  • Iskacountryman

    aisha buhari…aisha buhari…aisha buhari …how is ya husband?

    • Olusola

      Maigida is fine.

      • Iskacountryman

        so ya name now na aisha?…wonders will never end…

    • dele20

      Ask your unreasonable brain

      • Iskacountryman

        why should i?

      • OMOLOYIN


  • blueeyedkitten

    there is only so much you can do to change people.
    let them believe what they want.

    • emmanuel

      We did believe Yar Adua was not sick until the Ambulance that brought his remains to Abuja was swarmend by flies and we got the message.
      Not t worry, we also believe Buhari is very fine. Let him just come back and give us electricity or leave for a much longer leave in Daura until 2019.
      If cartoon nor sweet, na to change channel or switch off television. Buhari cartoon na waste of time.

      • blueeyedkitten

        na you sabi. what is inevitable is; we all die one day.
        so, you must die one day too.

  • AryLoyds

    Good wishes and health to PMB ! I wish him all the best in what ever he is up to.

  • FreeNigeria

    Another Yar Adua saga is playing out. Buhari show your face if you’re alive and healthy.

    • FuzzyLogic

      The cabal has started pressuring Oshinbanjo to sign some secret documents. Something is up.

    • Arogbo

      Haba, you no fear God? Let’s assumed that the President is actually ill, you people truly want him to die, abi. If you no fear man you no dey fear God?

      • dele20

        Let him continue saying trash,PMB will surely return to us

    • dele20

      PMB will surely return, he is alive, hale and hearty

      • FuzzyLogic

        It does not bode well for Nigeria, when people start being on the defensive about whether Pres. Buhari is alive or otherwise. We went through the same thing during Yar’dua’s tenure.

      • OMOLOYIN

        Leave the fools to continue to wish themselves madness.

  • wonderboi

    Baba iyabo what have you done again, i knew you were up to know good when you were travelling back and forth between Lagos and Abuja , you don eat this one intestine again, i trust you. Lol

  • emmanuel

    We are happy that he is responding to treatment.
    The Yar Adua cabal despatched him to Germany on a regular flight; which was part of the packaging then and once the Aircraft got upto 33,000 feet, his sytem could not adjust and he got into coma that eventually took his life.
    That same asga played out in Buharis case. If you saw him when he dragged himself into the Airsraft when he travelled, you would know that the man was frail. I suspected that the flight rigour got him into life support or something close to that wehn he arrived.
    But thank goodness he did not go the way of the World. But hope he would not resort to weekly vacation upon his return?
    Liar Mohammed, what did the 19 Northern state Governors come to Abuja to do after their Kaduna parley?
    What did the 16 Govrnors discuss to the exclusion of Taraba, Benua and Plateau state Governors

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      “What did the 16 Governors discuss to the exclusion of Taraba, Benua and Plateau state Governors.”?

      Is that true?
      This revelation clinches it, unless those governors can CATEGORICALLY tell the world that they were invited but could not make it for other engagements!

      Interesting indeed!

  • isaac

    Let Mr President show face, that’s all! Baba Iyabo has succeeded again, just like in the Yar’adua’s saga. What a pity?!

    • dele20

      At what senseless perspective are viewing it? PMB will surely return, not only to succeed this present administration but also to be re-elected in 2019,JUST TAKE MY WORDS FOR IT

      • OMOLOYIN

        I concur

  • Jacko

    I should we should just wait till his proposed arrival date, then we will know from there. Nothing is hidden under the sun