President Buhari Extends Medical Leave

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly of his desire to extend his vacation citing medical reasons.

The president had gone on a 10-day vacation in the UK which also included medical check-up and was expected back in the country on Monday, January 6.

Since his trip to the UK, there has been runour that the president had passed away although this was refuted by his media aides.

However, in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity on Sunday, January 5, the president said he had to “complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.”

Read the statement below:

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning.

The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.

Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.

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