Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired his first cabinet meeting since returning from sick leave in Britain this month. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Aug. 19 after more than three months in London for treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
Last week he cancelled a cabinet meeting, raising concerns that the president, criticized for inertia by his opponents, was returning to his former ways, when he worked from home and missed weekly cabinet meetings.
The refusal to disclose details of Buhari’s illness has caused speculation about whether the 74-year-old is well enough to run Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy. After returning form his first stint of medical leave in Britain on March 10, Buhari had reduced his working day to a few hours, diplomats said.