President Buhari Flies Out To London On 10-Day Private Visit
By Olumidagreaton April 25, 2019
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President Mohammadu Buhari will travel to London on Thursday after he spent Wednesday in Lagos commissioning some landmark projects of the outgoing governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
Although presidency sources said the visit to the United Kingdom by President Buhari was private, in the four years, the president has visited London regularly for medical attention to an unnamed ailment.
Femi Adesina presidential spokesman said in a statement on Thursday that President Buhari would leave Nigeria after a visit to Maiduguri, the Borno capital.
“Further to the official visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by the State Government, the President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for another official visit Thursday.
“He is expected to commission developmental projects especially in the sectors of education, healthcare and roads.
“At the end of the visit, President Buhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.’’
This trip will be the first private visit by the President this year after the rigorous election campaigns for his re-election.
Between 2017 and last year, the president has frequent London hospital for medical attention, hampering his effectiveness in discharging his duty, leaving the task in the hands of his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo.
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