The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, received briefings from the Minister of health, Osagie Ehanire and Chikwe Ihekweazu, director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the COVID-19 situation in the country.
This was confirmed to Naija News via a tweet from the presidency which showed the briefing took place at his official residence in the statehouse, Abuja.
As seen from the photos, safe distancing was also observed during the meeting.
President @MBuhari receives #COVID19 briefing from Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire and DG @NCDCgov, @Chikwe_I at the State House | Saturday, March 28, 2020 #SocialDistancing #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/a6kIGdQI23
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 28, 2020
Buhari’s latest appearance comes amidst rumours and speculations in certain quarters that the President is not feeling fine and has been secretly flown out of the country.
The presidency has constantly denied this assumption, maintaining that the President is hale and hearty.
A social commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi also shared a video of the President and official’s arrival for the meeting on Saturday.
Wailers BREAKING NEWS! Exclusive video of @NGRPresident @MBuhari at his “secret location in Dubai” meeting with Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire DG @NCDCgov Dr @Chikwe_I to receive updates on #COVID19
May BuhariPhobia not kill you guy’s before #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/B2SpftuYUf
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) March 28, 2020