President Muhammadu Buhari missed his fourth consecutive weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday because his doctors advised him to rest, according to Minister of Information Lai Mohammed.

Mr. Mohammed announced this to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the conclusion of the FEC meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

“I think about a few days before now we did come out to say he has been asked to take some rest by his doctors and he chose today to rest instead of attending the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting,” the information minister said.

“He was at the office yesterday as you all reported. And if the doctor says, ‘oh, you take a rest,’ I think you recover faster when you rest and you ought to rest rather than forcing yourself to work when you are not fit to work.

“All he is doing is following the doctor's advice,” he said.

Mr. Mohammed denied reports that Mr. Buhari was having difficulty eating and drinking.

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