Nigeria’s President Buhari To Resume Presidential Duties Upon Doctors’ Advise


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will return to his country and resume his official duties as soon as his doctors give the green-light, the country’s presidency said on Tuesday.

The presidency on Sunday released a photograph of the 74-year-old amid conflicting reports of his health. The photograph showed him smiling and looking to be in better shape than he was when he was last seen on television in Nigeria.

President Buhari left Nigeria for London on May 7 for treatment of an unspecified illness. This is his second trip abroad for health reasons this year.

His first trip – also to London – lasted nearly two months.

“I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery,” Buhari said in a letter to Guinea President Alpha Conde, dated July 24, according to the presidency statement.

Before he left Abuja, Buhari handed over to his deputy Yemi Osinbajo to allay fears of a possible power vacuum in his absence.


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