The presidential spokesman,Femi Adesina on Tuesday, said the medical tests of Presidential Muhammadu Buhari showed he needed more time to rest.
President Buhari have been out of the country to United Kingdom for a medical checkup since January 19 and was scheduled to return to the country on February 6.
But a day before the scheduled time, Adesina announced that the president had extended his stay because he was awaiting results of his tests.
Adesina said the president thanked all Nigerians for their prayers.
“President Muhammadu Buhari thanks millions of Nigerians who have been sending good wishes and praying for his health and well-being in mosques and churches throughout the country,” he said.
“The president is immensely grateful for the prayers, show of love and concern.”
Adesina also said, “Buhari wishes to reassure Nigerians that there is no cause for worry.”
“During his normal annual checkup, tests showed he needed a longer period of rest, necessitating the president staying longer than originally planned,” he added.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, who both visited the president in London last week, said he was well and “in high spirits”.