The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, has explained why PMB extended his medical vacation in UK.
Adesina who spoke with NTA on Sunday night said the time was not stated when the president will return.
“He has to be given a clean bill of health before he returns,” Adesina said.
According to him, “When he was leaving on Jan. 19 we announced that it was a vacation during which he would also do routine medical check-ups.
“Now, those check-ups have thrown up things that need to be further looked at.
“And that is why he is asking for this extension of the vacation.
“The time is not stated and that reason is not far to seek.
“This is because Mr. President transmitted power to his vice, who is now the acting President.
“So, he does not need to be under that pressure of time again.
“There is no vacuum in government. There is an acting president.
“Therefore, the doctors can now exhaustively look at him and give him a clean bill of health before he returns home,’’ he said.
“My message will be what I also said before, goodwill, let us have goodwill towards our president.”
“We as human beings must have goodwill towards one another.
“Any man can be sick; any man can get well; any man can even die, we are mortals.
“Anybody can die; anybody falls sick can also get well.”
“Therefore, all those who peddle those evil, mischievous, malicious and malevolent rumors on social media need to have a rethink.
“Instead of all those evil wishes they should have goodwill towards the president,’’ he added.
“The President had planned to return to Abuja this evening (Sunday) but was advised to complete the test cycle before returning.
“The notice has since been dispatched to the Senate President, and Speaker, House of Representatives.
“Mr. President expresses his sincere gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes,” Adesina said.