President Muhammadu Buhari will not return to Nigeria home from a medical leave in the UK this weekend, according to presidency.
It was earlier touted that Buhari would be returning this weekend.
Sources, according to Reuters, say Buhari’s doctors said they will need to carry out testing on him on Monday, and the test results will determine when he returns to Nigeria.
Buhari’s undisclosed ailment has left his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, in charge of the affairs of the country. Although Osinbajo has been praised for his activity in Buhari’s absence, pressure has been mounting on the government to sign off on key decisions such as the 2017 budget.
On Friday, the speaker of the lower chamber of parliament said the budget would be signed into law the following week, after months of delays despite promises for it to be passed before May.