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President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would only return to Nigeria when his London doctors certify him well enough to do so.


“… I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out,” Mr. Buhari said in a February 5 letter to the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, informing the National Assembly of the extension of his vacation.

The President further wrote,
“Further to my letter dated 18th January 2017 in which I notified the Distinguished Senate of taking part of my annual leave.

“During my leave, I took the opportunity to have routine check-ups and consult my long standing doctors in London.

“In the course of the routine examinations, certain test result indicated the need for a course of medications and further appointments have been scheduled for next week.

“I am therefore notifying the Distinguished Senate that I am extending my leave until the doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out. In the circumstances, the vice president will continue to act on my behalf.

“Please accept, Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.” 
Mr. Buhari had on January 18 written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature that he was proceeding on a 10-day leave and temporarily transferring presidential power to Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.

The leave was supposed to last 10 work days, between January 23 and February 6, according to the letter transmitted to both chambers of the National Assembly.

The President, whose real medical condition remained unknown, was expected to arrive the country on February 5 for resumption of work on February 6.

But the extension of his vacation means Mr. Osinbajo will continue to exercise presidential powers for days or weeks to come.

This is the third time Mr. Buhari has transferred power to Mr. Osinbajo since the two leaders were inaugurated in May 2015.

The first time was on February 5, 2016 when the President embarked on a five-day vacation; and the second was in June 2016 when Mr. Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom for treatment of what the Presidency described as ear infection.

A formal notice to both chambers of the National Assembly on the president’s intention to proceed on leave and hand over power temporarily to the vice-president is in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Nigerian Constitution.

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  1. On Behalf of my humble self and my family, I hereby convey our unflinching support and continued prayer for your well being. We are in high spirit believing that you will get well soon. We believe that having put the structure on ground in terms of leadership you have every constitutional right to come back to your father's land any time you so desired

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    1. God bless you and family - Emmany.

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  2. May Almighty Allah restore your health and give you the strength to steer the affairs of Nigeria to your desired state.

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  4. We want the President back to finish the work he has started.

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    1. Come back but do not finish the work jor. If he finishes the work it means we are all doomed

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  5. May the Almighty Allah Continue to protect and guide you to right path. For your enemies, your Excellency may the Thunder fire all of them and die in Humiliation. I wish you quick Recovery my president. God bless you more and more.

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  6. May the Almighty Allah Continue to protect and guide you to right path. For your enemies, your Excellency may the Thunder fire all of them and die in Humiliation. I wish you quick Recovery my president. God bless you more and more.

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  7. Nigeria is not yet ready for salvation, period! Mr PMB please get well soon

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  8. Remain for the nest One year don't worry we have Osibanjo here. we are doing well with him. don't even bother of coming back please....

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