President Muhammadu Buhari is set to proceed on a 10 day vacation beginning from Monday January 23 to Monday February 6, 2017.
In a letter read by the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki during plenary on Thursday, Buhari said the vacation would be a working leave.
The letter read that the 10 day period formed part of his annual vacation for 2017.
According to the letter, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to act as President during the period which Buhari would be away.
“While away the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President,” the spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in his statement. “During the vacation, the president will also undergo routine medical check-ups.”
Neither the spokesman’s statement nor Buhari’s letter gave any details on what medical issue led the president to take leave.
Buhari flew to London for a 10-day holiday in June 2016, during which received treatment for a persistent ear infection, officials said.