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I am resting in London, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is taking “a short rest” in London, United Kingdom, where he travelled to last week.

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Buhari said this in a letter to Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, the king of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, to offer solidarity over a rift in the royal family.

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Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, disclosed the details of the letter via a statement on Thursday.

“While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,” Buhari said in the letter.

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“Your exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration.”

“Relations between Nigeria and Jordan have been excellent and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.”

Buhari travelled to the UK on March 30 for what the presidency described as “routine medical check-up.”

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He is expected back to Nigeria in the second week of April.

While he is away, four major workers’ unions are currently on strike to protest the federal government’s failure to carry out their demands.

The presidency announced he was travelling for the medical trip a day after the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) said they were downing tools to protest poor pay and conditions of service.

Others that have also gone on strike include the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).

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