President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for London on Monday for medical attention.
A statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina said Buhari would proceed on a 10-day vacation to see an E.N.T. specialist for the ear infection he had been battling with in the past few weeks.
Adesina’s statement this evening read:
President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London on Monday June 6th to rest.
During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection. The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.
Reports had it on Friday that PresidentBuhari was ill and was being treated at the State House clinic.
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But Adesina denied the report, saying that his boss was “as fit as a fiddle”.
He had said:
“Didn’t you see pictures of him receiving Anglican bishops yesterday (Friday)? Did he look sick? The president is as fit as a fiddle. Anyone who says he is sick is telling lies.
“That is a figment of the person’s imagination. Just yesterday he received the primate of the Anglican Communion and arch bishops at the presidential villa. He also received former President Olusegun Obasanjo (pictured). He is hale and hearty. The imagination of whoever says that is on overdrive.”
The latest development seems to contradict that claim.