A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, on Tuesday demanded a thorough and independent mental and physical assessment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health to determine his ability to govern the country in the face of growing insecurity.

Ezekwesili, who is also co-convener of #BringBackOurGirls, in a series of tweets on her verified handle @obyezeks, noted that Nigerians deserve to know whether the President is still capable to carry out his duties.

She added that the current state of the country has become too grave to be overlooked.

According to her, “I think that at this stage and depth of fragility of the Nigeria-State, Privacy has to yield ground to our Right-to-know as citizens, the state of health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“We really must assess the physical or mental capability of the President to carry on the duties of office. Citizens can collectively push for an Independent Panel to help us make the critical medical determination of the state of mind and body of our President, Muhammadu Buhari.

“The conditions of Nigeria have become too grave for us all to sit still and watch a train wreck in the making.

“As an extremely concerned citizen, I hereby demand for a #MedicalPanelOnBuhari since we obviously cannot trust the State House Physician to provide us accurate information.”

The former minister said it is a reasonable demand for citizens to have full disclosure of the president’s state of health.