"No cause for alarm", Saraki says after meeting Buhari in London

Myself, Rt Honorable Yakubu Dogara and leader of Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan paid a visit to President Buhari in Abuja House in London.

The duo left Abuja on Wednesday morning.

According to sources in the National Assembly, Saraki, Dogara and Lawan's visit to Buhari in London was set up to douse any concerns over the president's health.

Thousands of youths under the auspices of '#istandwithBuhari" organization staged a "mega rally' in support of President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano State yesterday, .

The presidency has, however, repeatedly said Mr. Buhari is hale and hearty.

Saraki equally told Nigerians that there was no cause for alarm over Buhari's health condition.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the latest visit was also undertaken against the backdrop of the resumption of plenary by the National Assembly after the three weeks budget defence exercise by its standing committees, next Tuesday resume plenary.

In a statement via his official Facebook page, the sSenate president said the president was cheerful and that his absence from the country has not created a vacuum.

"I am therefore notifying the Distinguished Senate that I am extending my leave until my doctors are satisfied that certain factors are ruled out".

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and U.S. President Donald Trump.

"President Trump also invited President Buhari to Washington at a mutually convenient date".

"Mr. President expresses his honest gratitude to Nigerians for their concern, prayers and kind wishes", Adesina stated.

The presidential spokesman said the two leaders discussed ways to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism through provision of necessary equipment.

Adesina described the conversation between the two leaders as cordial.

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