Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari is set to take the next 10 days off work to undergo treatment for an ear infection in London, an official statement from his office said Sunday, Naij reports.
Speculation over Buhari's health has been swirling for weeks after he cancelled three official engagements, with the Presidency refuting claims that he is unwell.
"President Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London from Monday June 6th, to rest," according to the statement signed by his spokesman Femi Adesina.
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"During the holiday, the president will see an ear, nose and throat specialist for a persistent ear infection."
The President has been examined by his personal physician and a specialist in Abuja and both doctors "recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution," the statement added.
Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo will stand in for Buhari during his trip.
The development follows on from a report released by Vanguard on Sunday indicated Adesina as denying media reports that Buhari was seriously ill, with the Presidency officially claiming that Buhari is "hale and hearty".
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