A nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mamman Daura, is hale and hearty, according to his son, Muhammad.
Muhammad said his father neither has a history of renal problems nor breathing difficulties as reported in some platforms.
“Today is the 21st of August, 2020 and for the past couple of days, we have been forced to deny, numerous times, a completely fabricated story about our father’s wellbeing. Alhamdulillah Baba is perfectly fine.
“He neither has a history of renal problems nor does he have any breathing difficulties like was suggested in the concocted news story
“Those that happily shared and even rejoiced over this fake news story should know one thing about life is that no one makes it out alive. We should collectively be humbled by our own mortality.
“We would like to extend our gratitude to the many well-wishers who have called or sent messages to pray for our father. We thank you for the prayers and well wishes.”
A video of Daura was also shared but Daily Trust has not independently verified when it was made.
It would be recalled that days ago, Daura travelled for his regular medical check up, which was delayed because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Daily Trust understands that the 80-year-old was flown in a private jet to the UK on Wednesday.
“It’s not an emergency trip, it was planned long ago but was delayed by this pandemic, and you know he has been going to the UK to see his doctors,” a source had told this newspaper.