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President Buhari extends medical vacation indefinitely

Buhari writes National Assembly for extension of vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to request for an indefinite extension of his 10-day vacation in the United Kingdom.

Before the announcement, which was made available by Mr. Femi Adesina, Mr. President was expected to arrive Nigeria today (February 5, 2017) and resume office the second day.

Femi Adesina is the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

In a short facebook post Adesina said:

“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 Presidents 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, ad Speaker, House of Representatives.

“Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes,” the facebook press release said.

In the meantime, no time was stated for the official resumption of President Muhammadu Buhari, and government official has said anything about the exact resumption date of the president.

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