The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has authoritatively stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is healthier than most Nigerians and so he is fit and able to rule Nigeria.
He said the two indices and experience of the President could not be found on those who were eyeing the presidential seat in the 2019 general elections, The Punch reports.
Ngige who spoke with journalists in Awka, Anambra State, said when Malaysia was in trouble politically and economically, it had to beckon on a 93-year-old, Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, to lead it as a prime minister.
Reminded that Buhari seemed to be fatigued by age and ailments, Ngige said, “That man (Buhari) you see there is healthier than 80 per cent of Nigerians.
“I’m a medical doctor; I can tell you authoritatively that he is healthier than most people who see his health as an issue.
“He sits for over eight hours during our executive meetings. While some of us would be going for tea break to stretch our legs, Mr President would sit on his seat continuously, drinking only water.
“I can tell you authoritatively as a medical doctor of over three decades standing that Mr President is physically and mentally healthy. He is healthier than 80 per cent of Nigerians.