The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on Friday proceed to London for medicals.
His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a two-paragraph statement on Thursday.
The statement titled ‘President Buhari off to London Friday for medical follow-up,’ read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up.
“He is due back in the country during the second week of July 2021.”
President Buhari’s scheduled trip to London comes almost three months since he last visited the United Kingdom for the same purpose.
He had travelled to the United Kingdom on March 30 for a routine medical check-up, as indicated in a statement by his media adviser.
The President later returned to the country via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on April 15, at the end of the trip which lasted more than two weeks.
Amid speculations that the Nigerian leader may be sick at the time and had to embark on an emergency trip, the presidency stated that there was nothing of such.
“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” said Garba Shehu, another media aide to the President, during an interview with Channels Television.
He also stated that there was no need for the Nigerian leader to transmit power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo since he would not be away for so long to contravene the law.
SOURCE: Punch News, Channels TV.