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Buhari returns to London for follow-up treatment

Buhari returns to London for follow-up treatment

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.

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“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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  • Anita Kingsley

    God will restore Buhari’s health and give him more years to spend alive.

    • seyi jelili

      Amen. But how many years do you want God to add to his age after living close to 80years

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    The best thing for Buhari is to resign. What’s the point being the president in absential? He needs to take care of himself without political problems

    • Agbor Chris

      If he doesn’t resign, go and force him to resign na. Why not pray for him instead of bothering yourself about his presidential seat?

    • Joy Madu

      Buhari can never resign because his a greedy man..leaving the country is not going to be the solution but what he will be controlling over there

  • yanju omotodun

    Osinbajo is back again to fix the economy within the shortest time before Buhari comes back. Dollar will loose more strength again.

    • seyi jelili

      Sure, my Daddy pastor barrister professor osinbajo is back again to make life easier for us all. Let’s watch and see.


        See what mumu, you think it is all about dollar falling without no effects on prices of goods and services.


    Enough of prayer, what will be will be.


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