President Buhari leaves for London, Friday for medical follow-up


President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up

A two-paragraph statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina says that the president is due back in the country during the second week of July, 2021.

The president's scheduled trip to London comes almost three months since he last visited the United Kingdom for the same purpose.

He had travelled to the United Kingdom on March 30 for a routine medical check-up, as indicated in a statement by his media adviser and returned to the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on April 15,after over two weeks away.

Amid speculations that the Nigerian leader may be sick at the time and had to embark on an emergency trip, the presidency said there was nothing of such.

“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” said Garba Shehu, another media aide to the President, during an interview with Channels Television.

He also stated that there was no need for the Nigerian leader to transmit power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, since he would not be away for so long to contravene the law.

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