The President’s verified Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, tweeted yesterday, “During the holiday, the President will see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a persistent ear infection. President Muhammadu Buhari will today travel to London for 10 days to seek medical attention and take a rest, his verified Twitter handle announced, yesterday.
“The President was examined by his personal physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated. Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution. The ill-development was said to have been the reason the President couldn’t go to Lagos where he was billed to commission some projects penultimate week. The same scenario played out last week in which the president failed to show up at Ogoniland, Rivers State, where he was to flag off the clean-up of oil spill in the area.
This development came barely a few days after the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a Channels Television programme that the President was hale and hearty It had been on social media platforms and in the public domains, but without official reactions that the President has been suffering from Ménière’s disease, a disease of unknown cause affecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear, causing progressive deafness and attacks of tinnitus and vertigo.
With this, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo would step in as the Acting President within the period of the President’s absence.