Nige­ria First Lady to visit hus­band

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The wife of Nige­ria’s Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari is set to visit him in Bri­tain where he is re­ceiv­ing med­i­cal treat­ment, her spokesman said yes­ter­day, weeks af­ter she last vis­ited him and said he was re­cov­er­ing quickly. The ail­ing pres­i­dent left Nige­ria’s cap­i­tal, Abuja, on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Os­in­bajo. It is his sec­ond pe­riod of med­i­cal leave this year, fol­low­ing an ab­sence from Jan­uary which lasted nearly two months. Of­fi­cials have re­fused to dis­close de­tails of the 74-year-old’s con­di­tion.

A state­ment is­sued by State House said Aisha Buhari left Nige­ria on Sun­day and would at­tend an event in Ethiopia be­fore con­tin­u­ing her jour­ney to Lon­don to­day. “She will con­vey to the pres­i­dent the best wishes of Nige­ri­ans and their fer­vent prayers for his quick re­cov­ery,” said the spokesman in an emailed state­ment. The pres­i­dent’s wife said last month that the for­mer mil­i­tary ruler was “re­cu­per­at­ing fast”.

Buhari re­duced his work­ing day to a few hours each day af­ter re­turn­ing to Nige­ria from his first stint of med­i­cal leave on March 10, diplo­mats and gov­ern­ment sources said. The pres­i­dent was not seen out­side of the pres­i­den­tial villa in Abuja be­fore trav­el­ling to Bri­tain again in May. — Reuters

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