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Reuben Abati: “President Goodluck Jonathan is Indisposed, Undergoes Medical Check Up in London…Nothing Serious”



President Goodluck Jonathan - November 2013 - BellaNaija

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati has announced that the commander-in-chief is currently indisposed.

President Jonathan was scheduled to visit London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council.

He announced the news via Twitter. But did state that it was “Nothing serious”.

GEJ was a year older yesterday. Happy belated birthday Mr. President.

Read the official release;

In the course of his on-going visit to London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council, President Goodluck Jonathan became indisposed and could not be present at the opening of the meeting today.

President Jonathan has since been examined by competent medical practitioners. He has been advised to rest for a few days.

The Presidency wishes to assure all Nigerians that President Jonathan’s condition is nothing serious and that the medical attention he has sought is only precautionary.

Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity)

November 21, 2013


  1. Winifred

    November 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    President wey no get shame! Your seeing doctors in London while your citizens are dying from lack of simple and basic medical care. How do you people live with yourselves

  2. Iris

    November 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    O Reuben no need o. We weren’t too troubled, don’t worry. No light in our house so we were more preoccupied with the heat issue.

  3. Yemi Tomiwa

    November 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Wait, don’t our Presidents see the irony in leaving their own countries to travel abroad, just for a basic medical service like a check up? Don’t they feel ashamed? Its like owning a Restaurant, but still having to travel to another city to buy a plate of rice.

    • TeeWii

      November 21, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      you gat it right

  4. Omotè

    November 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Is it not shameful that our President has to go to London for mere check up? Shame on you Sir! You do not even trust your own healthcare system!

  5. omo-eko!

    November 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    #paragathinz #hangover things! same thing happened at that UN meeting, he should just admit alcoholism and seek help!

    • culturebedamned

      November 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

      lol…. tell me about it!

  6. Xtsy

    November 21, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Every mallam with him kettle

  7. Cancel Reply

    November 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Will Obama ever seek healthcare elsewhere?

  8. Meet9jasinglesHERE

    November 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    k o mr. President


    November 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Wouldn’t it be much better if he gets a medical check up in Nigeria. Oh wait, that can’t be possible becuase our healthcare system sucks. What an embarassament! I wish Obama could go to Kenya to get a medical check up, In fact Russia would be good too. #FixNigeria

    • Ty

      November 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Please he didnt go there originaly for medical check up. He went for a meeting and fell ill there.

  10. Eve

    November 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Who cares! We definitely won’t miss him…I have more
    issues to worry about…my future, that of my son and unborn kids
    growing up in this ever detoriating economy. Shamefully announcing
    that he’s going abroad for an unserious medical

  11. Godsluv22

    November 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Kai see rubbish….Na wa ohhhhhh to our political folks in
    Naija. They no try at all to CHANGE A SINGLE THING…..This man
    travels affair to another country for only that???? Baba God dey
    ohhh 🙁

  12. Yaw

    November 22, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Too much masturbation caused him this illness. GEJ masturbates too much! Ah! I heard he mistakenly masturbated with China balm. Get well soon sir.

  13. Maryam Muazu

    November 22, 2013 at 3:21 am

    For the second time, while attending and representing Nigeria at an International event, President Goodluck Jonathan has missed the opportunity to do what he went there to do. The first time, the infantile excuse was that he decided to miss the main event and hold a small meeting, with some inconsequential attendees to discuss matters that were not on the main schedule. Issokay, lets pretend we all fell for that and did not hear the rumours that his actual meeting was with Mr Jim Bean, Mr Johnnie Walker ably assisted by Mr Dom Perignon. Now, again, he fails to represent us, a day after celebrating his birthday through the wee hours of the night…..Hmmm, shouldn’t we all cut to the chase and to quote Jamie Foxx….

    Blame it on the goose
    Got you feeling loose
    Blame it on Patron
    Got you in the zone
    Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol
    Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol
    Blame it on the vodka
    Blame it on the henny
    Blame it on the blue top
    Got you feeling dizzy
    Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol
    Blame it on the a a a a a a alcohol

  14. nawa

    November 22, 2013 at 5:41 am

    I swear I wish foreign country would flat out refuse treating to these government officials, see how quickly they’ll work to repair things when they have no options

  15. Philip Okiche

    November 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

    My thoughts exactly. Why couldn’t he go to LUTH or any other hospital in the country??? Oh wait….Nigeria’s health care sucks. Instead of him to equip our hospitals with State of the Art facilities, he goes abroad for “check ups”. Later he’ll tell us to patronise made in Nigeria products…God bless Nigeria.

  16. farbdoll

    November 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

    only dat….next jist please… mscheww!

  17. oyiza

    November 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Who tell u say our president get shame 4 body person wen shame don dry 4 his body,all we need is 2 pray 2 PAPA GOD 2 deliver him and dat his nonsense cap dat he put on

  18. Lecker

    November 22, 2013 at 11:44 am

    yemi Tomiwa, am with you all the way. carzy in’it? lmao

  19. Lecker

    November 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm


  20. Chinedu okpara

    November 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Mr president I wish u quick nd a speedy recovery. Take rest.

  21. Ty

    November 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Please let’s get the facts right. He didn’t go for a medical check up. He went for a business meeting where he was supposed to deliver a speech and he took ill while there. That led to his needing medical check up.

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