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Nigeria's President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife says
June 6, 2017 / 6:56 AM / 6 months ago

Nigeria's President Buhari is recuperating fast, wife says

ABUJA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to fly home from London and arrive back in the country on Saturday, two presidency sources said, ending his second long break for medical leave in Britain this year.

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is seen at the Nnamdi Azikwe international airport as he departs to London to receive medical care, in Abuja, Nigeria May 8, 2017. Bayo Omoboriowo/Presidential office/Handout via REUTERS

Buhari left Abuja on May 7 and handed over power to his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, seeking to allay concerns of a void at the helm of Africa’s biggest economy.

The president, 74, travelled to Britain last month for what his office described as medical tests. Officials have refused to disclose details of his medical condition. His first absence began in January and lasted nearly two months.

His wife Aisha Buhari, in a statement issued by State House, expressed appreciation for the support of Nigerians and said “he will soon be with them as he is recuperating fast”.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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