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Buhari 'I notified NASS of my vacation,' President says

Buhari, while fielding questions from reporters at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, said anybody can fall sick.

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President Muhammadu Buhari play Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the presidential villa in Abuja, Nigeria, May 14, 2016 (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

President Buhari, on Monday, June 6, 2016, left Nigeria for London, where physicians will treat his persistent ear disease.

Reports say the President while fielding questions from reporters at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, said anybody can fall sick.

Buhari also told the journalists that the National Assembly has also been formally notified of his 10 day vacation to London.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had earlier denied reports that the Buhari was ill.

Adesina in a statement issued to newsmen, asked for Nigerians to pray for the President, adding that matters of sickness and death are in the hands of God.

Adesina said “We need to underscore that. Rather than going into frenzy, I will urge Nigerians to show goodwill and patriotism; they should pray for him and wish him well.

“Things about health, life and death are in the hands of God, but I believe that all is well. God will take care of him and take care of the country.”

The President reportedly has a disorder of the inner ear, known as Meniere Disease.

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss with a progressive, ultimately permanent loss of hearing, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear.

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