President Muhammadu Buhari will take a 10 days off and travel to London to rest, as well as see an Ear, Nose And Throat specialist (E.N.T) for a persistent ear infection.
Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the President, noted this develpoment in a statement released yesterday.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London on Monday June 6th to rest. During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection. The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution,” he said.
It had been on social media platforms and in the public domains but without official reactions that the president has been suffering from Ménière’s disease, a disease of unknown cause affecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear, causing progressive deafness and attacks of tinnitus and vertigo.
The ill development was said to have been the reason why the President could not go to Lagos where he was billed to commission some projects penultimate week. The same scenario played out last week in which the president failed to show up at Ogoniland, Rivers State where he was to flag off the clean up of oil spill in the area.
Amid increasing public concerns about the current health of President Mohammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina while featuring on a live programme titled ‘Politics Today’ on Channels Television has reassured Nigerians that the President is hale and hearty.
Speaking on the programme, Adesina said, “The President has always been Ok. Nothing is wrong with him. Yes, we are in a democracy, particularly presidential democracy. The President can always devolve duties to his deputy who is the Vice President. That’s what the President has done. But in terms of his health, the president is fine.”
Credit: The Vanguard