The Presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari is returning to London, United Kingdom Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.
This was mads known in a statement Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity released Sunday night
He said how long the president will stay away for the medical trip will be determined by his doctors but that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, will be in charge of government while Buhari is away.
“President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors. He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.
“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.
“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution”, Mr Adesina stated.
The last medical vacation the president embarked on lasted for 49 days and upon his return, he hinted on a return trip for a follow up.
Following his incommunicado for some time now, many Nigerians have demanded he urgently travel to take care of his failing health.
There have been calls also from different quarters, for the ailing president to disclose the ailment he has been suffering from.
As at the time the Presidency disclosed that Buhari will be traveling back to London, it was 58 days since the president was seen outside the Presidential Villa Abuja, owing to his illness.
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