By Shitile Mbayansa, Abuja.
After meeting with the 82 Chibok young ladies that were freed by notorious insurgency group on Saturday, President Muhamadu Buhari, Sunday night, took off for London indefinitely for treatment for a yet-to-be disclosed ailment.
His visit is indefinite as a statement from his office did not give a returning date.
Buhari met the Chibok ladies in his private residence within the sprawling presidential villa, and headed for the airport as soon as the meeting ended.
The statement from his spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, titled, PRESIDENT BUHARI TRAVELS FOR MEDICAL FOLLOW-UP, reads:
President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London tonight for follow-up medical consultation with his doctors.
He had planned to leave Sunday afternoon, but decided to tarry a bit, due to the arrival of 82 Chibok girls who arrived Abuja earlier in the day.
The President wishes to assure all Nigerians that there is no cause for worry. He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.
The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors. Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.
President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the Constitution.