Medical Check-Up: Presidency Reveals New Date For Buhari’s London Trip

Medical Check-Up: Presidency Reveals New Date For Buhari’s London Trip

  • President Buhari will be going to London on Sunday, March 6, for medical checkup, the presidency has announced
  • Many Nigerians had expressed surprise after the president returned to the country from Kenya instead of heading to London has earlier scheduled
  • Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu also explained the reason why the president had to change his previous plan

Aso Rock, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari will be on embarking on a medical trip to London on Sunday, March 6.

The president was initially scheduled to head to London after completing his engagement in Nairobi, Kenya where he attended the 50th Anniversary of the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP).

Buhari’s London Trip Now Scheduled for Sunday, March 6
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina says Buhari will travel to London on Sunday, March 6. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Many Nigerians were, however, surprised after the president returned to the country on Friday, March 4, instead of heading for London as initially announced by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

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Why Buhari returned to Nigeria - Shehu

Clarifying the development, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari had to return to Abuja after an early completion of his task in Nairobi, Daily Trust reported.

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On whether the president had shelved his trip to London, Shehu said:

“No, he hasn’t shelved his trip to London. The plan is still there. He finished his business in Kenya and made an early return. The trip to London is Sunday.”

President Buhari makes million dollar donation to South Asian country in crisis

Meanwhile, in another report, the Nigerian government made a donation of $1 million (N412,000,000) to aid in cushioning the effect of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

The donation made by President Buhari was made public in a statement released by the secretary-general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Taha.

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Taha while commending President Buhari and the Nigerian government for the kind gesture towards the people of Afghanistan said the OIC is keen on supporting the nation.

Buhari reveals the only thing he wants from Nigerians

Also, previously reported that Buhari said that he’s not “expecting any appreciation” from Nigerians after the end of his administration.

He said this in an interview with NTA aired on Thursday, January 6. President Buhari, however, said he would love to be remembered as a president who gave his best.

His words:

“I’ve been a governor, a minister, and I’m in my second term as president. So, I’ve gone through all the systems, and what else can I do for this country?"


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