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Jonathan recovers, on his way home

24 November 2013, 07:31

Abuja - The Presidency said in a statement on Saturday in Abuja that President Goodluck Jonathan, who took ill in London, had recovered and would return on Sunday.

The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati. It said that, doctors who examined and treated the President, had certified him fully fit to return home and continue his official duties.

The statement explained that the President was treated for sudden onset of severe abdominal pains while in London.

"After a thorough evaluation of the President's symptoms, medically referred to as acute abdomen, the doctors concluded that no surgical intervention was required.

"President Jonathan will therefore return to Abuja tomorrow evening and will be at work in the Presidential Villa as usual on Monday,’’ it said.

The statement added: "The President is scheduled to depart from London at about 14:00 GMT and arrive at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 20:00.

"He seizes this opportunity to thank all Nigerians, once again, for their sympathy, support and prayers for his quick recovery following the announcement of his indisposition," he said.

NAN recalls that the President became indisposed on Thursday in the course of his ongoing visit to London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council.



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