Nigerian president to take mystery two-week break

Posted by AFP on 2009/01/23 | Views: |

Popular Menu

Nigerian president to take mystery two-week break

Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua will take a two-week break from Monday and leave his deputy in charge, the government said Friday without explaining why.

ABUJA (AFP) Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua will take a two-week break from Monday and leave his deputy in charge, the government said Friday without explaining why.

"While Mr President is away on leave, all matters requiring his attention will be attended to by the vice president, Goodluck Jonathan," a two-sentence government statement said.

There was no official comment on whether Yar'Adua was simply taking a holiday or required the break for some undisclosed reason.

The timing has caused some surprise given that the president announced at the start of the year his intention to pursue rapid reforms, including in the country's key oil and gas sector.

The last time Yar'Adua made a long foreign trip was last August to Saudi Arabia, officially to perform the lesser hajj pilgrimage. He received treatment for an undisclosed medical condition whilst on the trip.

Nigeria's Supreme Court dismissed in December an appeal by two opposition candidates against an earlier ruling that had upheld Yar'Adua's much-criticised April 2007 election win.

Read Full Story Here.... :
Leave Comment Here :




Add Comment

Comments

No comments yet.

Latest News: