President Muhammadu Buhari is ill and is being treated at the Presidential Villa Abuja, Premium Times says in an exclusive report.
The President is said to be suffering from an ear infection in his left ear called the Meniere Disease which has resulted in reduction in his outings in the last one week. As a result of the infection, the president now suffers hearing impairment and routinely complains of severe pains and unusual sounds from that ear, the report says
It is however noted that the President has on three occasions cancelled official trips within and outside the country and was represented at those events by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Premium times reports that all the cancellation of official trip by Mr President is due to this ear infection and apart from his family, only a few high profile individuals who visited at the Presidential Villa in the last one week were aware of the president’s illness.
A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande on Friday said the vice president would again represent the president at the 48th Ordinary Summit of Head of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) holding this weekend in Dakar, Senegal and was expected back in Abuja on Sunday.
Mr President was said to have confirmed it to some dignitaries who visited him in the past days, explaining to some of them that that was why he was unable to visit Lagos and Rivers as scheduled have told some of his guests that he was struggling to give his failing health a major attention, the report reveals.