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Buhari extends vacation indefinitely

22 February 2017 National


The President, Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on vacation, has said that he needs more time to rest before returning back to the country.

This is according to a press statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in an update on  Buhari’s health.

“President Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.

“During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating that the President stays longer than originally planned.”

“Thanks to millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and Churches throughout the country.

“The President is immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern”.

The president left the country in January 2017, on an annual leave and a medical vacation which he wrote to the National Assembly of his intentions to extend.

Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, says the President Muhammadu Buhari he saw in London was in good health and spirit.

Saraki disclosed this while briefing the Senate on the recent trip by the leadership of the National Assembly to the UK, where they met with Buhari.

Recall that Saraki, alongside the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara had on February 15 visited Buhari in London.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Voters’ Assembly and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have reacted to the latest development on President Muhammadu Buhari’s long medical vacation.

President Buhari had in a new letter sent to the national assembly said he might not return soon as his doctors said he needed ‘longer’ time to rest.

Reacting to the development, President of NARD, Onyebueze Ugochukwu, urged Nigerians to pray for the quick recovery of the President.

It’s now about 32 days since the President left Nigeria.

 

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