President Muhammadu Buhari will be returning to his doctors in London, United Kingdom, for follow-up to his medical checkups, the presidency said Thursday.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who, in a chat with newsmen in Abuja Thursday debunked claims that President Buhari had decided to bring his doctors to Nigeria instead of going back to London, Punch writes.
“It is false news (that Buhari is no longer going to London). We are not aware of the reported advance movements,” said Garba, who did not specify when the president is expected to embark on the trip.
“The last time the President spoke about this, he said he would return to his doctors after some time.
“We are not aware that this has changed.
Earlier this year, the president went on a 49-day medical vacation in London during which time Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held the reins in an acting capacity.
Upon return to the country early March, Buhari, who thanked Nigerians for their prayers while he was away, admitted that he had never been that sick in his life.
He also hinted that he would return to London for further checkup.
“I am feeling much better now, there may, however, be need to have further follow-ups within some weeks,” the President had said.