President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday penned the National Assembly, notifying the legislators of his intention to extend his vacation in the United Kingdom for medical reasons.
The new development was made in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Mr. Adesina said the President wrote the National Assembly “today, February 5, 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 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.”
In the statement, the presidential spokesman did not say when Mr. Buhari, who is on a medical holiday in London, would return.
Mr. Buhari had on January 19 written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature that he was proceeding on a 10-day leave and temporarily transferring presidential power to Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.