Femi Adesina, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the president deserves a vacation because even God rested on the 7th day after creation.
President Buhari had departed Abuja on Thursday, January 19, for the United Kingdom, a trip said to be a combination of a vacation and a medical check-up.
vice president Yemi Osinbajo, will perform the functions of the Office of the President in Buhari's absence.
The vice president had to rush back to Nigeria from Switzerland where he was attending the World Economic Forum.
Adesina stated while addressing state house correspondents after the president's departure.
He said: "The president is going to rest. You know that God did work of creation for six days and on the seventh day he rested. So if God needed to rest, how much more human being?
So the president is just going to rest and the statement we have released is straightforward. He will go on this leave and during the leave he will do routine medical checkups.''
The president is scheduled to be away for 10 days.