President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, February 5, proceeded on a 5-day vacation; from Friday February 5 to Wednesday February 10, 2016.
This disclosure was made known by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Mr. Femi Adesina, who also said, while on break, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will perform the functions of the President.
However, indications have emerged as to why President Buhari proceeded on the 5-day vacation.
According to Sahara Reporters, he allegedly took a vacation so he could go see a doctor.
The online medium said Buhari had during his visit to the United Kingdom, visited medical doctors in a London hospital.
Read excerpt: “Our presidency source said President Buhari agreed to participate in a Syrian solidarity that ended yesterday because it provides a perfect cover for the medical visit.
“The source further said there has been a debate within the presidency about the medical visit, with some of his handlers arguing that the Syria meeting provides a perfect alibi as the President should not be seen to be sick less than one year after taking power.
“It might be recalled that following the six-week postponement of the presidential election, Mr. Buhari spent a prolonged period in London, reportedly to rest. He subsequently spent another nine days in London to meet with his doctors, returning only one day before his inauguration.
President Buhari is scheduled to return home next weekend if everything goes well.”