The presidency on Saturday released a video showing how President Muhammadu Buhari received the Health Minister Osagie Ehanire and Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Chikwe Ihekweazu, Afriupdate reports.
As seen below, Buhari received the two at the State House, Abuja, on Saturday afternoon.
VIDEO: Minister of Health @DrEOEhanire and Director General @NCDCgov, @Chikwe_I were at the State House (The Residence) this afternoon to brief President @MBuhari on Nigeria’s #COVID19 Situation. #Coronavirus
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 28, 2020
This comes days after several claims that Buhari was sick and has been flown out of the country for treatment.
The video was to further clear the air that the president is in country and not ill as claimed by some critics online.
According to an audio in circulation online, Buhari and his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari, were flown out of the country for treatment.
In the audio, a lady narrated how the alleged trip was arranged, claiming that she got the information about it from her friend whose husband is the pilot contacted to fly President Buhari and Mr. Kyari abroad.
A tweet, however, on the Presidency’s handle, Thursday night, described the audio as “concocted,” adding that Buhari was at work in his office that night.
It, therefore, called on Nigerians to disregard the audio, saying it is “fake news.”