Almost seven months after embarking on a medical trip abroad, President Muhammadu Buhari has again left Nigeria for United Kingdom for what the Presidency described as “a short leave.”
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina said the President would during the vacation undergo “routine medical check-ups.”
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for the United Kingdom today on a short leave, which is part of his annual vacation. He is expected to resume work on February 6, 2017.
“During the vacation, the President will also undergo routine medical check-ups.
“In line with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President of the Senate, and Speaker, House of Representatives, have been duly communicated.
“While away, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President.”
He said Buhari was expected to resume work on February 6.
Recall that President Buhari had last year written to the Senate to go on vacation on a short medical vacation from 6th-16th of June, 2016.