Buhari Leaves New York for London


Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has left New York, United States, where he participated at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The president left New York for London probably to see his doctors for a further medical check-up.

His chief spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, had in a statement issued last Friday ahead of his departure from the country, said Buhari would visit London en route Nigeria without stating the purpose for the stopover.

The president had spent 50 days in London between January 19 and March 10 when he returned to the country.
He returned to London on May 7, where he spent another 103 days. He eventually returned to Nigeria on August 19 after a series of protests calling for his return.

The date of his return from London to Nigeria is yet to be announced but it is believed that it will not exceed this weekend.

While in New York, Buhari participated in a general debate during which he delivered a speech tagged ‘national statement.’

He also held private meetings with the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterress. The president was also one of the selected nine African leaders who had a lunch with United States President Donald Trump last Wednesday.

He as well met Jordan King, Abdullah II, who donated 200 armoured vehicles to Nigeria to bolster the fight against insurgency. Buhari also had a meeting with Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo.