President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a 10-day vacation to the United Kingdom on Monday.
Femi Adesina, Special adviser to the president on Media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
This is coming barely three days after news cropped up that the president was seriously ill.
The presidency, however, insisted that Buhari was hale and hearty.
With this, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo would step in as the Acting President within the period of the President’s absence.
The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari will take 10 days off and travel to London on Monday June 6th to rest.
“During the holiday, he will see an E.N.T. specialist for a persistent ear infection. The President was examined by his Personal Physician and an E.N.T Specialist in Abuja and was treated.
“Both Nigerian doctors recommended further evaluation purely as a precaution.”