Buhari off to London to see Doctor

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to the United Kingdom today on a four-day medical holiday.

This as contained in a statement released by the presidency yesterday, stating that President Buhari will honour an appointment having been told to return for a “meeting with his doctor.”

Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, said in the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington DC last week, the President had a meeting with his doctor whereupon he was requested to return for more check-ups which he agreed to do.

Buhari is expected back in the country on Saturday and “on his return, the President’s two-day state visit to Jigawa (State), which was postponed because of the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Ward Congresses, will now take place on Monday and Tuesday..”

The latest trip to London may raise eyebrows seeing as the President spent 104 days on medical holiday in 2017 after a battling an illness which he described as the ‘worst he’d ever suffered’.

It also comes after the president declared his intention to seek re-election for another four-year term in 2019, raising concerns over the state of his health.


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