President Buhari Due to Return to Nigeria Soon, Deputy Says

Muhammadu Buhari

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is recuperating and should be back in the country “very soon,” Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said a day after visiting him in the U.K.

Osinbajo, who traveled to London Tuesday to meet Buhari, told reporters in the capital, Abuja, that they spoke for more than an hour.

Buhari is “in very good spirits,” Osinbajo said. “He’s doing very well.”

Buhari, 74, has been in the U.K. since May 7 for his second trip this year to receive medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment, fueling concern about his ability to see through the rest of his term that ends in 2019. No photos or videos have been released of Buhari since he left Nigeria.

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