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In 2009, Lai Mohammed said "Nigerians have a right to know" the authentic state of Yaradua's health condition

7 years ago, precisely in December 2009, Nigerian Minister of Information, then the Spokesperson of the Action Congress (AC) released a statement demanding that the Federal Executive Council update Nigerians on the true state of health of then ailing President Umaru Yaradua.


"A daily briefing by the Minister of Information, based on authentic details provided by the President’s doctors, should start forthwith. As we have said many times, the health of the President, as a public figure can no longer be of interest only to his family and friends. Nigerians have a right to know,” his statement  read.
He went on to criticize the "current situation whereby ministers and aides of the President give out uncoordinated information on his health," saying such an approach does more harm than good.
"The Federal Executive Council,FEC, to start the process of determining whether or not the President can continue in office on the basis of his health, to rise above mundane consderations and put the nation’s interest first."
Read the full statement below...

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