Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London on Saturday (June 10, 2017), two presidency sources said, ending his second long break for medical leave in Britain this year.
Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Africa’s biggest economy.
The president, 74, travelled to Britain last month for what his office described as medical tests. Officials have refused to disclose details of his medical condition. His first absence began in January and lasted nearly two months.
His wife Aisha Buhari, in a statement issued by State House, expressed appreciation for the support of Nigerians and said “he will soon be with them as he is recuperating fast”.
&steadfastness in the face of challenges .— Aisha M. Buhari (aishambuhari) June 6, 2017
He is soliciting for your continuous cooperation& support to the Ag. President
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