The presidency has announced that Nigeria's leader, Muhammadu Buhari, is set to travel to the United Kingdom on a private visit on Saturday, November 2.
This was contained in a statement released by the executive arm of government on Monday, October 28. Nigerians are now used to the president's private trips.
In this report, Legit.ng compiled a list of how many times President Buhari will have traveled out of the country on private visits or for vacation as at November 2.
1. February 5, 2016
The president went on a six-day medical vacation to London.
2. June 6, 2016
The president went on another 10-day medical vacation to UK to deal with a “persistent ear infection”.
3. January 19, 2017
President Buhari went to London on a medical vacation.
4. February 5, 2017
Buhari wrote to the National Assembly requesting for an extension to his London medical trip. He returned on March 10, 2017.
5. May 7, 2017
The president embarked on another medical vacation that lasted 104 days.
6. May 8, 2018
Nigeria's leader went for a follow-up check-up.
7. April 25, 2019
President Buhari once again left the country for a 10-day visit to the United Kingdom in April.
8. November 2, 2019
Legit.ng reported earlier that Buhari will leave for the United Kingdom for a private visit after his current trip to Saudi Arabia for an economic summit.
This was announced via a statement by Femi Adesina who is the special assistant to the president on media and publicity.
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