President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday began a 10-day holiday which he intends to use to visit an Ear, Nose and Throat, ENT, specialist in London.
The trip was confirmed by the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement.
“During the holiday, the President will see an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist for a persistent ear infection. The President was examined by his personal physician and an ENT specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution,” Adesina stated.
There had been speculations lately over the President’s state of health, with some media reports indicating that he was ill.
Adesina had dismissed the reports, insisting that the President was hale and hearty although the presidency later announced that he was suffering from an ear infection.