The Nigerian presidency has debunked the rumoured extension of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-working-day vacation in London.
Using the Nigerian President’s Twitter account on August 10, 2018, the presidency said an old 2017 report is being “mischievously circulated on social media platforms to create the impression that it’s related to the president’s current vacation”.
“The president has NOT extended his ongoing 10-Working-Days vacation,” the presidency said.
This story from Feb 2017 is currently being mischievously circulated on social media platforms,to create the impression that it’s related to the President’s current vacation.
Kindly take note of the date. 2017. The President has NOT extended his ongoing 10-Working-Days vacation. pic.twitter.com/MZQAfm1TvV
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 14, 2018
President Buhari embarked on a 10-day “working vacation on August 1, 2018 and should have returned to the country on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
The rumour was fuelled by the silence of the Buhari presidency on the former military dictator’s return upon the expiration of the 10 days.