President Buhari, who will be attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) Meeting 2018 in London from April 16-20, is also scheduled to embark on a “medical leave” starting from 1st week of April 2018 according to Sahara Reporters.
No return date has been fixed, and some Nigerians have already taken to Twitter to tweet on how tired they are over Buhari’s constant travels. Read some tweets below;
After commissioning a bus stop he deserves a vacation. Work too stressful u know.
Lol, okay oh, he should just go there and don’t bother coming back.
We don’t even need him back. London please take your property. We ‘dash’ Una.
If he likes let him stay there for ages, his absence can not stop us from voting him out come 2019 February.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari went on an indefinite medical leave in 2017, and underwent rounds of medical treatment for his yet undisclosed ailment.
The President himself subsequently confirmed his departure and his notification of the trip to the National Assembly, in a series of tweets from his personal twitter handle. The President’s return to London in May 2017, was his his fourth medical vacation to the United Kingdom since his inauguration on May 29, 2015. He returned from his third trip to the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017, which lasted 49 days, a trip that caused anxiety among many Nigerians following extension of the trip initially planned for ten days.
Before he departed, the President assured that there was no cause for anxiety concerning the ship of state, saying that Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will take charge of government in his absence. “I’d like to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. I appreciate your prayers and kind wishes. May God continue to bless Nigeria,” the President wrote in his tweet.
He also assured that he had transmitted letters of his medical vacation to the Senate and the House of Representatives, as required by Section 145 (1) of the Constitution.