Nigerians expecting to see President Muhammadu Buhari return to Nigeria today will have to wait longer as he has extended his 10-day vacation.
The extension was contained in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
Adesina said the extension was necessary to allow the President complete the series of medical tests recommended by his doctors and get the results.
Although he said Buhari had already dispatched a letter to the National Assembly on the extension, he did not specify the duration of the extension.
The statement read, “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 (Sunday) 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.”
Meanwhile, Former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, who left the country for medical treatment in Switzerland on December 18, 2016 has returned to Nigeria. He arrived in Minna International Airport on Saturday at 6.45 pm.
General Babangida also expressed gratitude for prayers and goodwill messages from different quarters during his vacation. In his words, He said: “I am feeling stronger and better now. I must thank Nigerians immensely for the prayers and concerns over my health.”
It will be recalled that Late President Yaradua died in Office after a long stay in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment.
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