Buhari Embarks on 4-day Medical Trip to London Tuesday


Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday undertake a four-day medical trip to the United Kingdom.
According to a statement last night by Malam Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the president had a meeting with his doctor last Thursday when he had a ‘technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance’ in London on his way back to Nigeria from Washington where he had met United States President Donald Trump.

According to Shehu, his doctor asked him to return for another meeting which he said Buhari agreed to do.

The statement added: “President Buhari will return on Saturday, May 12th.
“On his return, the President’s two-day State Visit to Jigawa, which was postponed because of the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Ward Congresses will now take place on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May.”

The president first proceeded on medical vacation on January 19, 2017 and was billed to return on February 6.
Consequently, he transmitted a letter to the National Assembly that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo would act as president in his absence.

But on February 5, he transmitted another letter to the National Assembly from London, extending his medical vacation. He did not return until March 10, 2017.

The president again proceeded on another medical vacation in May and did not return until 104 days after.