Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Buhari Off To London For His Third Medical Trip

President Muhammdu Buhari will travel to London on another medical trip today (May 8), some eight months after returning from the last one and it is expected to last for four days, says the presidency.

The Presidency said yesterday that the President will honour an appointment having been told to return for a “meeting with his doctor.”

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity 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.

He was requested to return for a meeting which he agreed to do.
He is expected back 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..”

This is Buhari’s third trip to London since the start of last year. The first medical trip, in February 2017, lasted 50 days while he was away for over 100 days for the second between May and August. 

At the time, Buhari left the door open to further trips to seek further treatment.
This is also his fourth medical trip since taking office: in June 2016, he visited London over an ear infection.