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Presidency denies reports that Buhari has extended his London vacation

The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his London vacation.

Reports went round especially on social media that the President’s vacation has been extended, meaning he will be spending 11 more days in London.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said there was nothing like that. In his reply to a text message sent to him by a reporter, he said ” No. There is no such extension. We announced 10 working days, meaning Monday to Friday +Monday to Friday.”

The President had on August 3, this year commenced a 10-working day vacation in London. The President’s vacation was conveyed via a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement reads : “In compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution, a letter has been transmitted to the President of the Senate, and the Speaker, House of Representatives to that effect.

“While the President is on vacation, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will be in acting capacity as President. President Buhari will be in London for the holiday.

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