Emerging reports claim that President Muhammadu Buhari could not make it to the first Jumat service which is holding after his return from a prolonged vacation in the United Kingdom.
The Sun reports that Buhari was absent at Friday’s Jumat service held inside the mosque located beside his office in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari had, since inception of his administration, stopped worshiping at the National Mosque, Abuja, except for special occasions like Eid celebrations.
He had said it was to spare Abuja residents the difficulty they always face as a result of roadblocks associated with presidential movements.
Buhari had retired to his official residence after meeting some government officials including ministers and security heads at the First Lady Conference Hall.
Those that observed the Jumaat service in the Presidential Villa were, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, his ADC, Chief Security Officer, and other presidential aides who are Muslims.
Although no reason was given for his absence at the service, it is believed that he should be taking his rest after six-hour flight from London.
Buhari had said earlier today that he is a little bit tired even as he gave Vice President Yemi Osinbajo the go ahead to continue as acting president, The Sun reports.
According to the report, Buhari made the remark while addressing members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), all heads of security agencies and the governors Kogi, Yahaya Bello and Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, in a closed door meeting shortly after his arrival to the country.