Buhari leaves for London for a medical treatment

Patrice Gainsbourg
Mai 8, 2017

Buhari's ailment is not publicly known, but he has made reference to blood transfusions and said he had not been so sick in decades.

President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to London on Sunday night for an indefinite medical follow-up.

Daily Trust said the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, early yesterday met behind closed-doors with service chiefs over the Boko Haram insurgency.

Sources tell Naija247news that Nigeria President Buhari was billed to travel to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 10th and three medical personnel had been brought in to Abuja to prepare him adequately for the trip.

President Muhammadu Buhari is to proceed to London on Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.

He has empowered Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to preside over government businesses in his absence.

Presidency spokesman Femi Adesina said the 74-year-old doctors would determine how long he stayed in the British capital, where he spent almost two months undergoing treatment from mid-January.

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'He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.

It is unclear when he is expected to return to his country as the statement said that will only be determined by doctors.

Buhari, left, meets with relatives of abducted girls after the releasing of 82 of the school girls on May 7.

Adesina however said the President had transmitted a letter to the National Assembly as required by law.

She wrote in a twitter post on Tuesday that "He continues to carry out his responsibilities during this period", although she did not state exactly when may be wrong with the President.

Buhari had earlier in the year spent 49 days as medical vacation in London.

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