The chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has stated that Nigerian governors are not planning to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
President Buhari has been in London since January 19.
The presidency had first announced that he was there for a 10-day leave.
But he has since extended the leave on medical grounds.
Yari said state governors cannot abandon their responsibilities in their respective states and take trips to London in the name of visiting the president.
He stated this in Abuja during a media chat after the meeting of the NGF on Thursday, March 2.
According to him, since most of the governors are already speaking with Buhari through telephone calls, it was unnecessary to take special trips to see him.
He stated that it is not surprising to know that Buhari is sick considering his age and the herculean responsibility involved in running Nigeria.
He, however, expressed his belief that Nigerians are praying for the President’s quick recovery.
His words: “I don’t think it is necessary for governors to go to London to visit President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some of us are already talking to him.
“I have been speaking with him.
We know that he is sick quite alright.
Every human being is bound to be sick
“Looking at his age coupled with the heavy and huge task of running Nigeria, it is not surprising to know he is sick.
“But all Nigerians, I believe, are praying for his quick recovery.”