Update: Buhari leaves New York for scheduled medical appointment in London
- Sahara Reporters states that President Muhammadu Buhari will be travelling to London
- The online newspaper noted that the president would depart today Thursday, September 21, to see his UK doctors
- The president addressed world leaders on Tuesday, September 19, in New York for the 72nd session of UN general assembly
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, September 21, departed New York for London, The Sun reports.
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Online newspaper, Sahara Reporters, had reported that President Buhari would be travelling to London today, September 21.
The newspaper in a tweet also reported that the president is going to London to see his doctors on Saturday, September 23, for a scheduled medical appointment.
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Legit.ng gathered that the president left the Millennium Hilton Hotel, New York, at exactly 08:07a.m local time.
The president who departed the John F Kennedy International Airport at 10:00a.m was accompanied by the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof Tijjani Bande.
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On hand to bid the president farewell were the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; minister of defence, Brig-Gen Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali; minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; minister of state, environment, Ibrahim Jibrin; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, amongst others.
Legit.ng previously reported that Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesperson, on Friday, September 15, in a statement said Buhari will transit through London on his way back to the country.
Meanwhile President Buhari revealed the content of the conversation between him and President Donald Trump of the US in New York.
The US president hosted select African heads of state on Wednesday, September 20 on the side-line of the United Nations General Assembly.
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In a post on his official Facebook page, President Buhari revealed that they discussed the US’ support for Nigeria especially in the area of corruption and terrorism.
He also appreciated Trump’s call to him in London and for also fulfilling his promise of supplying arms to support the fight against Boko Haram.
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