- Aliyu Abdullahi, a senior media aide to Aisha Buhari, has denied viral reports that his principal is sick
- Abdullahi also debunked claims that the first lady is in a critical condition
- The Aisha's media aide also refuted reports that she fell sick after visiting the wife of the former governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi
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A senior special assistant to Aisha Buhari, Aliyu Abdullahi, has denied reports that his principal is critically sick as claimed by many local media houses.
Abdullahi also debunked viral claims that the first lady fell sick after paying a condolence visit to the wife of the former governor of Oyo, Florence Abiola Ajimobi, The Nation reports.
Moreover, the media aide to the president's wife said that she is not in any emergency health condition.
Speaking on Aisha's health, the media aide said: “There’s no danger, no emergency, no sickness, people just want to peddle fake news. I’m telling you, no emergency, no sickness.
“I’m not confirming or denying the travel, but what I know is that she’s not sick or any emergency because she went to Lagos to see Mrs Ajimobi and something happened there, there’s nothing like that.”
Although Legit.ng could not immediately verify the claims, online reports have it that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari was reported to have departed the country after Sallah celebration as a result of persistent neck pain following her return from a trip to Lagos.
The first lady who returned to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had paid a condolence visit to the widow of former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, Florence at their residence in Ikoyi back in July.
Though she went into self-isolation for 14 days after visiting the Lagos home of Florence Ajimobi, the president’s wife reportedly continued to experience pains.
In another report by Channels TV, the reported trip to the Arab country was prompted because of the neck pain that refused to stop after the condolence visit.
The president's wife was last seen in public during the Eid-el-Kabir prayers at the Villa with her family where she posed for photographs.
The report is currently trending on Twitter which has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Below are some of the reactions:
The presidency has yet to officially release a statement on this matter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the security aides attached to the first lady including the aide-de-camp (ADC) have returned to their posts at the Presidential Villa following their release from police custody.
The aides were released following an order from the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, after their arrest over a shooting incident at the Presidential Villa.
Usman Shugaba, the First Lady's ADC went back to his post following clearance and absolvement of any complicity by an investigative panel from the Security Council.
In other news, Mrs. Buhari announced the death of one of her staff, Sani Yekini, on Wednesday night, June 10.
The first lady made the announcement via her personal Twitter handle. According to her, Yekini worked as a protocol officer in her office for four years.
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