Why I need longer period of rest – Buhari tells Nigerians


President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday explained why he requested for longer period to rest in the United Kingdom.

A four-paragraph statement sent to newsmen by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, quoted the President as saying results of the series of medical checkups he carried out in the cause of his medical vacation had necessitated his stay in London, United Kingdom longer than he had planned.

The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari thanks millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country.

“The President is immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern.

“President Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.

‘”During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned.”

Recall that shortly after Buhari embarked on his vacation few weeks ago, rumour had it that he was dead.

This was further fuelled by the fact that the President who was expected back in the country, following the completion of his vacation, sent a letter to the National Assembly same day extending his 10-day vacation in the UK  to enable him complete and receive medical results.


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