Reports ermeged online yesterday that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to Address the Nation concerning his current state of health.
Ayuba Wabba, the President of NLC, issued a statement on Friday in Abuja that denied the Earlier Reports
Wabba was apparently reacting to some media publication credited to the NLC on the alleged death of the President.
“We would want to state emphatically and unequivocally that we did not at any time make such a statement. The reasons for this are quite obvious.
“As an organisation, we do not work on rumours. Secondly, we are aware that Mr President is on leave and that before he proceeded on leave, he handed over to Mr Vice President.
“We also recognise the fact presidential powers and immunity do not cover health. Thus, like any other human being, Mr President could take ill once in a while.
“But most importantly, issues of life and death of any citizen, let alone that of the number one citizen are too sacred to be trivialised.
“We therefore distance ourselves from the rumour mills on the health status of Mr President,’’ Wabba said.