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Nigeria: Amidst Health Speculations, President Travels for another Medical Check

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has travelled to London for yet another medical check amidst growing speculations on the state of his health

Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina, on his twitter handle, said the length of the president’s stay away is to be determined by his “London doctors.”

“Govt to function normally under VP,” Mr. Adesina said.

The recent trip occurs less than two months after the president also spent over 50 days in London on medical vacation.

In a later statement, Mr. Adesina said the president has already written to the leadership of the National Assembly intimating them of the trip.

He said the President had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to delay, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who returned to Abuja earlier in the day.

The girls, kidnapped in April 2014, were released by the Boko Haram in a swap deal that also saw the release of some terror suspects.

“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation,” Mr. Adesina said.

Source:  Premium times

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