President Muhammadu Buhari extends medical leave in UK 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday extended his 10-day vacation which he started penultimate week.

The extension was contained in a three-paragraph statement made available to journalists by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. 


Adesina said the extension was necessary to allow the President complete the series of medical tests recommended by his doctors and get the results.

Although he said Buhari had already dispatched a letter to the National Assembly on the extension, he did not specify the duration of the extension. 


Buhari had left Nigeria penultimate Thursday for London, United Kingdom, where he was scheduled to undergo medical checkups.  Shortly after he left, there were reports that he had passed on in a London hospital. 

The Presidency has since denied the reports.