President Muhammadu Buhari leaves for London tonight for a follow up medical consultation with his physicians.
The length of time the president will spend is not known yet as it would be determined by his doctors.
According to a statement signed by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, a letter about the trip had been forwarded to the Senate and the House of Representatives in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.
The statement said the president would have travelled earlier in the day, but had to stay back due to the arrival of the 82 Chibok girls released.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.
“He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.
“The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.
“ Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution.”