Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Report: President Buhari may extend 10-day trip
An online medium, Sahara Reporters, on Monday evening reported that President Muhammadu Buhari might extend his 10-day trip to London, where he had gone to treat an ear infection.
According to the report, Buhari needs to undergo treatment for “a terrible cough that has persisted longer than the ear infection.”
The President had in the last few weeks cancelled official visits to Lagos and Rivers states, where he was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.
The online medium also reported that a source said that Buhari would stay in “Abuja House,” the official residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom during the trip
Meanwhile, President Buhari has said there is no big deal in his having an ear-related infection.
He said, “Is there anybody that doesn’t fall sick?” That was President Buhari’s parting shot to Nigerians on Monday as he departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for London where he is expected to see specialists over what the Presidency described as a “persistent ear infection.”
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, had announced on Sunday that Buhari would be proceeding on a 10-day vacation beginning from Monday during which he would see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist in London.
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