Muhammadu Buhari’s voice message to
Nigerians to debunk reports that he is suffering
from speech impairment.
There have been reports in the social media
claiming that the President is suffering from
speech impairment and memory loss.
However, in the recording, aired yesterday by
some radio stations, including the BBC, the
President was heard felicitating with Nigerians
on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr.
Buhari thanked them for their consistent prayers
for his well-being.
The President urged all citizens, irrespective of
their socio-political affiliations, to always avoid
hate speech and divisive tendencies capable of
causing disaffection among them.
He also prayed for good harvest for farmers
following the coming of the rains.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu had on
Saturday in a statement issued a similar
A presidential source on Saturday had earlier
confirmed that “the President is getting better
and “will return to Nigeria very soon”.
Buhari left Abuja for London on May 7 to see his