12 February 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would not return to Nigeria until his doctors confirm he is well enough to do so.
Premium Times reports that Buhari stated this in a letter dated February 5 which he wrote to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
“… I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out,” Buhari was quoted to have said in the letter.
This is the first time the full contents of the letter which he sent to request an extension of his vacation will be made available to the public.
The letter reads: “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,” Buhari wrote.
Buhari’s medical condition remains a mystery as Nigerians have continued to request updates on his health.
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