Fresh reports have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari will not return to Nigeria from London, where he is spending his 10-day medical vacation, until Sunday.
This new development was disclosed by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday.
Osinbajo disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly before the commencement of a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“Buhari’s 10-day vacation expired on Wednesday,” Osinbajo said, adding that it was just appropriate for Buhari to take the weekend off and rest very well in London before returning to the country.
The Vice-President said Buhari would resume in his office on Monday morning, noting that he spoke to the President yesterday on the telephone and he was in good health condition.
Osinbajo said, “The President will be back on Sunday.
“By the time he would be arriving in Nigeria on Sunday, he would have spent 14 days.
“He was earlier scheduled to arrive the country on Thursday (today).
“I think the most straightforward thing is when he will be back. He will be back on Sunday. There is no point rushing back on Friday or something like that.
“He will just take the weekend off and be back on Sunday. He is in perfect health and ready to resume work on Monday morning.
“Mr. President is in good condition, he is fine, he is very well. He should take a day or two off in London and rest a bit and come back hale and hearty on Sunday and be ready for work on Monday. So we expect him back on Sunday,” Osinbajo added.
Recall that the Presidency had, in a statement yesterday, said “He is expected back on Thursday (today). We are in touch with him. As of today (Wednesday), we have not been told that there is any change in arrangement.”
Buhari had two weeks ago embarked on a 10-day trip for medical treatment.
The president’s visit to the United Kingdom, was to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection.