Buhari appears for prayer at Aso Rock mosque

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday attended the Juma’at service at the mosque inside the Presidential Villa.

Dressed in all white attire, he was joined by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello; Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno.

Buhari, who has been ill, had not been seen in public since he attended a similar prayer service at the mosque on April 21.

He was absent at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on April 12, 26 and May 3, fuelling speculation about his health.

The meeting of April 19 was put off on the excuse that Aso Rock staff could not prepare for it because of the Easter break.

Buhari, however, arrived the Villa mosque on Friday at 1:28pm, escorted by a retinue of aides.

He stopped to exchange greetings with fellow worshippers who wished him well.