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Nigeria's Buhari officially back to work: presidency

AFP | 2017-03-13 14:15:51.0
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari speaks after returning from a medical trip from London to Abuja, Nigeria March 10, 2017.
Image by: Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS / REUTERS

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari officially returned to work on Monday after sending a letter to the country's parliament following a health scare, the presidency said.

"President Muhammadu Buhari today resumed duties after his vacation," said presidential spokesman Femi Adesina in a statement.

Buhari, 74, returned to Nigeria last week Friday after nearly two months' medical leave in Britain, saying he "couldn't recall being so sick since I was a young man".

The health of Nigeria's president has become a sensitive issue following the 2010 death of president Umaru Musa Yar'Adua from a long-standing, but undisclosed, kidney complaint.


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