As Buhari Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
As President Muhammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria today, an Ibadan youth group has urged the Presidency to impress on him the need to rest and recover fully before coming back to work and continue with the serious issues of governance.
Mr. Femi Adesina, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the media announced the imminent arrival of the president today from the UK, which he departed for vacation on January 19.
Meanwhile, the Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association, (YYSA) has described those mounting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to come back home as a matter of urgency as being cruel.
President of YYSA, Mr Habib Olalekan in a statement said it would amount to homicide to influence the President to come to Nigeria just to feign being medically all right and reassure Nigerians that his condition is mild.
“Any attempt to rush President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria for political or personal interests of some people is callous and a ploy to put the country into contrived mourning since the President has not been certified medically alright by his doctors”, the statement partly read.
According to the socio-cultural group, there is no sense in rushing the ailing president back home since his mission to the UK to get medical treatment has not yet been achieved.
He said: “Only those who do not care about the future of this country are calling for the President’s arrival even if it is just to show up and go back to the UK to complete his medical treatment.
“Why do we have to force an indisposed person to work and risk his life when we have a Vice-President on ground already manning the affairs of the country in acting capacity and is doing his best.
“It is better we endure missing our President than losing him,”.