Senate President, Speaker Visit Buhari In London

Senate President, Speaker Visit Buhari In London


The leadership of the National assembly, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, are billed to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London where the President is currently observing a medical vacation.

Others on the delegation are Deputy House Speaker, Yusuf Lasun and Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan.

Saraki’s media aide, Bamikole Omisore, told journalists that his principal was already in London as at Wednesday morning, while Dogara and the others flew out of Nigeria on Wednesday morning.

Details of the meeting remain unclear at the time of this report.

The development is coming 10 days after the President wrote the National Assembly requesting for an extension of his vacation in order to receive the results of some of the medical laboratory tests that had been recommended by his doctors.

President Buhari left the country on January 19 after sending a letter to the Senate informing it of the commencement of his 10-day vacation which the President stated would commence from January 23 to February 6.

But there had been reports that President Buhari had died or was critically ill in a hospital in London; reports that have been repeatedly refuted by the presidency.

Two days ago, the President was in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump, who expressed his admiration for Buhari’s anti-terrorism heroics.