By Ike A. Offor
The speculations about president Muhammadu Buhari’s health and return took another uncertain twist this evening, after an unexpected announcement from the presidency.
Many including 15,000 youths from National Youth Group announced their eagerness to receive the president at Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport, Abuja and other Nigerians have been eagerly waiting to see the presidential jet touch down at the airport as scheduled.
The president’s Special Adviser for Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made available a press release concerning the condition of the president, declaring an extension of sick leave by the president.
The Press released is here below:
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.
The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.
Mr President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 5, 2017