Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adesina, has said the period of extension of President Muhammadu Buhari’s vacation in London was not specified because ““there is no vacuum in government’’.
Adesina stated this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday night.
According to him, the time was not stated so as enable the president to get clean bill of health from his doctors.
He noted that the president has already transmitted power to the Vice-President who had been performing his constitutional duties as acting president.
According to Adesina, with the extension of his vacation, President Buhari now has adequate time to rest before he returns home.
“”When he was leaving on Jan. 19 we announced that it was a vacation during which he would also do routine medical check-ups.
“”Now, those check-ups have thrown up things that need to be further looked at and that is why he is asking for this extension of the vacation.
“The time is not stated and that reason is not far to seek because Mr President transmitted power to his vice, who is now the acting President.
“”So, he does not need to be under that pressure of time again because there is no vacuum in government, there is an acting president.
“”Therefore, the doctors can now exhaustively look at him and give him a clean bill of health before he returns home,’’ he said.
On those spreading dangerous rumours on the president’s health conditions, the presidential aide urged them to desist from such ungodly acts.
He charged them to always pray for the good health of the president and have goodwill toward their fellow human beings.