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Buhari is not in the hospital – Presidency


The presidency has reacted to concerns by some Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is very sick which was why he extended his vacation.

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly of his desire to extend his vacation citing medical reasons.

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The president had gone on a 10-day vacation in the UK which also included medical check-up and was expected back in the country on Monday, January 6.

Since his trip to the UK, there has been rumour that the president had passed away although this was refuted by his media aides.

However, in a statement by Mr Femi Adesina who is the special adviser to the president on media and publicity on Sunday, January 5, the president said he had to “complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.”

Premium Times reports that Garba Shehu who is the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity insisted that the president was not in a hospital as being widely circulated but at the Nigerian High Commission in UK.

He said: “I just spoke to the president’s personal doctor, and he told me President Buhari is not in any serious condition as to worry about.”

“He is not in hospital. He is in the residence at the Nigerian High Commission.”

He said Buhari was getting ready to return to Nigeria but some test results made him wait.

“He and his delegation were ready to come home today but for the delayed test result which came in today which necessitated that he delays his return.

“There is nothing to worry about as far as his condition is concerned.”

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