By OKECHUKWU PEACE
President Muhammadu Buhari extended his medical vacation until Sunday by three more days making it 13 straight days outside Nigeria.
Confirming this, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo told State House correspondents on Thursday said it was just appropriate for Buhari to take the weekend off and rest very well in London before returning to the country.
While revealing the news ahead of a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Osibanjo said he had spoken to the President on the telephone and he was in good health condition. The Vice-President said Buhari would resume in his office on Monday morning.
President Buhari departed Nigeria on June 6 to see a specialist in Ear, Nose and Teeth and was due to be return today exactly 10 days later, today, Thursday June 16.
Osinbajo said, “The President will be back on Sunday. I spoke with him yesterday evening and I think it is just the best that he takes the weekend off. He will certainly be back on Sunday.
“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.”