By Adnan Tudunwada
The ailing Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, has allayed the anxiety of Nigerians about his health, assuring them that there is no cause for worry.
In a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina, Mr Buhari thanked millions of Nigerians who have been sending goodwill and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country.
“The President is immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern,” Mr Adesina said.
“President Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.
“During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the President staying longer than originally planned,” Mr Adesina added.
Mr Buhari left for London on a 10-day medical vacation on 19 January but wrote to the Senate February 5 that he would extend the leave indefinitely.