President does not need Senate approval to extend his vacation – Presidency

Ita Enang also told newsmen in Abuja that the constitution only requires that Buhari should inform the Senate.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's health is a national talking-point

According to Daily Post, the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang said the constitution only requires that Buhari should inform the Senate.

He said “But, I want us to look at the Constitution because the Constitution says what should be done is notification.”

Enang also said that no form of Senate resolution is needed for the President’s letter to be approved.

“It doesn’t require a `yes’ or a `no’; it is to inform it.

“What is important is that there is a communication with the senate.

“Once the communication is received by the senate and the House of Representatives, through their respective presiding officers, that settles it,” he added.

The extension of the President’s stay in the United Kingdom, reportedly on the orders of his doctor has raised a lot of speculations as to his fitness.

Meanwhile, Buhari's sister, Hajiya Rakiya has called on Nigerians to pray for him and not spread false rumours.

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