Nigerian president ‘sound and fit’
JEDDAH: Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua is “sound and fit” in hospital in Saudi Arabia, but it is unclear when he will be able to return home, Nigeria’s ambassador said yesterday.
The president has been absent from Nigeria for more than a month receiving treatment for a heart condition in Saudi and there have been few updates on his health.
“He is recuperating in a royal suite attached to the hospital for VIPs,” said Abdullah Aminchi, Nigeria’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
The government is facing pressure from senior lawyers, political analysts and opposition party officials to provide concrete evidence that Yar’Adua is fit enough to gover n Africa’s most populous country.