President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told Nigerian lawmakers that he is suffering from cold because he is working very hard.
He disclosed this while presenting the 2020 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly.
While giving his budget presentation speech, the President asked the lawmakers and other dignitaries present in the lower legislative chamber to “pardon” his unclear voice.
He said: “As you can hear, I have a cold as a result of working very hard to meet your deadline.”
In his address after Buhari had made his speech, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Representatives, sympathised with the president over his cold.
President Buhari on Tuesday presented the budget for the 2020 fiscal year to the joint session of the National Assembly.
The president while presenting the Budget described it as a budget of Fiscal Consolidation to strengthen Nigeria’s macroeconomic environment to be invested in critical infrastructure.
The increase in the budget reflects the new national minimum wage.