A few weeks ago, President Buhari announced he will be travelling to the UK on a short leave and we told you about it.
I’m traveling to the UK today on a short leave; part of my annual vacation. Back at work Feb 6. VP @ProfOsinbajo will act as President.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) January 19, 2017
A lot of Nigerians were not even comfortable with the idea that the President of Nigeria was taking his leave in the middle of confusing times for the country.
But we learnt to deal seeing as we could do absolutely nothing about it. Since then, Nigerians have been waiting for the President’s resumption to the office today to try to fix the country and also dispel rumours that have been circulating on social media about his ill health, something similar to what happened to President Yar’adua.
But this wasn’t the case as the Cable Nigeria reported that the president won’t be returning and his leave was now indefinite.
— TheCable (@thecableng) February 5, 2017
According to Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman
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 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