President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday extended his leave indefinitely .

A release by Mr. Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina stated that the President has written the National Assembly on his desire to extend his leave.

The statement by Adesina added that this is to enable President Buhari complete his test cycle before returning to Nigeria as advised by his doctors. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected back in Nigeria today before he sent a notice of extension to both the Senate and the Federal House of Representatives.

Below is the full statement by Femi Adesina:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI EXTENDS VACATION, WRITES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.

The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening, but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning. The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.

Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes.

FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
February 5, 2017