“I Will Only Return To Nigeria When My Doctors Say So” – Buhari

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“I Would Only Return To Nigeria When My Doctors Say So” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he would only return to Nigeria when his London doctors are satisfied with his treatment.

President Buhari's letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, informing the National Assembly of the extension of his vacation.
President Buhari’s letter to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, informing the National Assembly of the extension of his vacation: Premium Times

In a letter issued on February 5, to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and made available to Premium Times on Saturday, Buhari said:

 “… I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out.”

Although extracts of the letter were publicised by the presidency and the Senate on February 5 and 6 respectively, this is the first time the entire text and copy of the correspondence would be made available.

He wrote, “Further to my letter dated 18th January 2017 in which I notified the Distinguished Senate of taking part of my annual leave.

“During my leave, I took the opportunity to have routine check-ups and consult my long standing doctors in London.

“In the course of the routine examinations, certain test result indicated the need for a course of medications and further appointments have been scheduled for next week.

“I am therefore notifying the Distinguished Senate that I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out. In the circumstances, the vice president will continue to act on my behalf.

“Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Sahara Reporters had some days ago reported that Buhari might need to remain in London for as long as four months to attend to a myriad of medical issues – complete his treatment and await the results of his medical tests.

Medical Vacation: Buhari Could Remain In The UK For More Than 4 Months

However, Leadership quoted a source as saying that except there would be any last minute change, the president will be returning this weekend.

The source, a senior official in the presidency, said: “Barring any last minute change, we are expecting the president back this weekend, probably on Saturday.”

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