Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he has transmitted a letter to the National Assembly intimating the federal lawmakers of his 10-day vacation starting today.
Buhari disclosed this while speaking to journalists at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly before leaving for London where he is expected to attend to his ill-health.
With the letter to the National Assembly, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to act as President for the period Buhari would be away.
Buhari is travelling to London for 10 days to seek medical attention and take a rest, his office announced in a statement, yesterday.
“During the holiday, the President will see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection.”
“The President was examined by his personal physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution”, the presidency announced.
This development came barely a few days after the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a Channels Television programme that the President was hale and hearty.
Elombah.com had reported that the President has been suffering from Ménière’s disease, a disease of unknown cause affecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear, causing progressive deafness and attacks of tinnitus and vertigo.
The ill-development was said to have been the reason the President couldn’t go to Lagos where he was billed to commission some projects penultimate week.
The same scenario played out last week in which the president failed to show up at Ogoniland, Rivers State, where he was to flag off the clean-up of oil spill in the area.