( Updated) President Buhari departs for London on medical vacation

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday evening left Nigeria for the United Kindom in what Government officials called a medical holiday.

A statement by his media Adviser, Femi Adesina, said, the Length of stay of the president will be to be determined by London doctors.

Mr. Adesina said the president has already written to the leadership of the National Assembly intimating them of the trip.

According to the statement, the president had planned to leave Sunday afternoon but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.
“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.

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“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. The government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.

“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution,” the statement said.

This will be the second time the President will go to Uk for a medical vacation this year.