The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari can work from anywhere and attend to documents, as he is internet savvy.
Shehu also berated critics over insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on an emergency medical trip to the UK, noting that there was no emergency and that it was routine medical checks.
Speaking on ChannelsTV, ‘Politics Today’ on Tuesday, Garba said: “It is a medical trip, and there is absolutely no urgency or emergency.
“The President isn’t always in any sick circumstance. It’s a routine scientific checkup. The President has accomplished this with a hard and fast of medical doctors that he has recognized over a few years even before he got here into office in 2015 and has persisted to try this with none disruption.
“For final year, 2020, he couldn’t make it due to travel regulations that had been resulting from COVID-19. It’s a habitual and we’re hoping that the President comes returned after the take a look at-up.”
Asked if docs visited the President all through the lockdown in 2020, Garba stated: “The President enjoyed right health.
“When his classmates come travelling, you may realize that the President is doing nicely. He selected this moment because it’s like a vacation season as Friday is a country wide holiday. So he’s taking benefit of the Easter season.”
Asked if President Buhari transmitted electricity to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Garba Shehu stated the President became net savvy.
His phrases: “He will continue from anywhere he is. The requirement of the regulation is if the President goes to be absent for 21 days or greater, then the transmission is warranted.
“So in this specific example, it isn’t always warranted.”
On what might be achieved if there was a need to assent to documents, the presidential spokesman said: “Before he left, he simply finished a meeting with security chiefs.
“He had high-quality chat with the Vice President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Chief of Staff. So he has taken all of it round.
“If it is warranted, these are transmissible by wire. The net is there and the President is equally net savvy.
“Therefore, paintings can retain with none obstruction from anyplace he’s.”
Asked if the President might take the second jab of COVID-19 vaccine inside the UK, Garba Shehu said the President might have again earlier than then.