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Buhari to extend stay in UK after treatment for ear infection

Buhari to extend stay in UK after treatment for ear infection

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who travelled to Britain for a holiday and treatment for an ear infection, is well but will extend his break until Sunday, the vice president said on Thursday.

The 73-year-old former military ruler flew to London to see an ear, nose and throat specialist after being examined by two doctors in Nigeria who “recommended further evaluation, purely as a precaution”.

“He is in perfect health and ready to resume work on Monday morning,” Yemi Osinbajo told reporters in the capital, Abuja.

He is in perfect health and ready to resume work on Monday morning.

“He should take a day or two off in London and rest a bit and come back hale and hearty on Sunday and be ready for work on Monday,” said Osinbajo, adding that the president was “in good condition” and “very well.”

Buhari left Nigeria days after canceling a high-profile trip to the restive Niger Delta region at the last minute and two weeks after pulling out of what would have been his first official trip to the commercial capital, Lagos.

His office had initially denied media reports regarding the president’s ear infection.

Reuters

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