Buhari’s wife joins President in London
Olalekan Adetayo , Abuja
The wife of the President , Mrs . Aisha Buhari , on Tuesday left Nigeria for London , United Kingdom , to join her husband who has been on medical vacation since May 7 .
According to a statement by her spokesperson , Bisi Olumide – Ajayi, the President ’ s wife thanked Nigerians who have been praying for her husband .
The statement read , “The wife of the President , Her Excellency , Mrs . Aisha Buhari today ( Tuesday ) left for the United Kingdom .
“ Her Excellency will spend some time with her husband , President Muhammadu Buhari , who is presently on medical vacation .
“ She expressed her appreciation to the millions of Nigerians who have been praying for his quick and safe return . ”
Mrs. Buhari ’ s journey came three weeks after her husband embarked on his latest medical vacation .
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity , Mr . Femi Adesina , had announced shortly before President Muhammadu Buhari left the country that the duration of his stay in London would be determined by his doctors .
The statement read , “ 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 1999 Constitution . ”