President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his 10-day medical vacation to the United Kingdom.

The extension was contained in a press statement made released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on Sunday.

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

The President’s adviser added that Buhari had already dispatched a letter to the National Assembly on the extension, but remained silent on the duration of the extension.

The Full Statement Reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

“The President had planned to return to Abuja this (Sunday) evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.

“Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.”

Buhari had left Nigeria penultimate Thursday for London, United Kingdom, where he was scheduled to undergo medical checkups on a 10-day medical leave.

It was however reported by some nline blogs after he travelled that his health has so deteriorated and had passed on in a London hospital, but he Presidency vehemently denied the reports.

Earlier today, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied speaking on the return of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister was responding to reports attributed to him claiming that the President won’t return because of faulty aircraft, was false.

The minister, in a statement by his aide, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, was quoted as saying he did not speak with anyone.

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