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Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina

Buhari needs longer period of rest, says Femi Adesina
February 21
11:12 2017

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, on Tuesday, said the medical tests of President Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest.

Buhari, who has been on vacation in the United Kingdom since January 19, was scheduled to return to the country on February 6.

But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the president had extended his stay because he was awaiting results of his tests.

Adesina said the president thanked all Nigerians for their prayers.


“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,” he said.

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

Adesina also said, “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,” he added.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, who both visited the president in London last week, said he was well and “in high spirits”.

1 Comment

  1. Bayo
    Bayo February 21, 13:38

    Surely, the presidency must realize that they have to reveal whatever may be the health challenge the president has. He cannot be away for too long. No matter what anyone says, unless you’re given a period of extended leave by your employer, you cannot be absent from your job indefinitely.

    This also tells us there is more than meets the eye concerning the Presisdent’s health. Any well organized opposition can exploit this to its advantage. And APC is playing into their hands.

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