LAGOS, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The period of extension of President Muhammadu Buhari's vacation in London was not specified because "there is no vacuum in government," Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President has said.
Adesina, who stated this in an interview with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Sunday night, said the time was not stated so as to enable the president to get clean bill of health from his doctors.
He said the president has already transmitted power to the vice-president who had been performing his constitutional duties as acting president.
According to Adesina, with the extension of his vacation, Buhari now has adequate time to rest before he returns home.
Adesina in an earlier statement disclosed that Buhari had written the National Assembly, informing it of his desire to extend his leave in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors.
Buhari jetted out of the west African country on Jan. 19 to proceed on a 10-day vacation as part of his 2017 annual leave and resume official duties on Feb. 6.
The president formally handed over mantle of leadership of the country to his Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.