Just In: Buhari jets out for medical check

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JUMA'AT President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari and NSA Maj Gen Babagana Monhonu during the Juma'at prayers. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 5 2017
JUMA’AT President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari and NSA Maj Gen Babagana Monhonu during the Juma’at prayers. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 5 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari (M) flanked by the Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari and NSA Maj Gen Babagana Monguno

President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for London Sunday night for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.

He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.

“The President assured Nigerians that there is no cause for worry”, said Femi Adesina, the media and publicity adviser

“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.

“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors.

“Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.

“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution”.

The President had travelled on 20 January for a similar check. He returned on 10 March, after 51 days.

He also travelled in June last year to check an ear infection.

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