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EXCLUSIVE: Buhari To ‘Secretly’ Visit United Kingdom




Baring any last-minute change, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday or Saturday depart Nigeria for the UK for a four-day programme, SaharaReporters has gathered.


In accordance with a presidential supply, the journey is being stored secret to keep away from rampage or any “embarrassing protest” towards the Nigerian President in London.

“President Buhari is leaving for the UK tomorrow or Saturday for a 4-day programme. The key journey has not been introduced but to keep away from rampage towards him in London. Recall how his final journey attracted protests in London,” the supply advised SaharaReporters.


Buhari and members of his household routinely journey to the UK for medical remedy amidst the inadequate and poorly outfitted hospitals within the oil-rich nation.


In March, the Nigerian chief went to the UK for what the Presidency described as a “routine” check-up.

The journey sparked off an argument because it coincided with the strike by the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs (NARD).


To precise their displeasure on the medical journey, some Nigerians stormed the Abuja Home in London the place the President lodged, asking him to return to the nation.


Since he assumed workplace on Might 29, 2015, Buhari has launched into medical journeys overseas at the very least 5 occasions, overlaying a interval of no fewer than 160 days of the six years he has been in energy.


The next is a timeline of the President’s journeys for medical remedy; between February 5 and 10, 2016, the President took a six-day trip in the UK, saying that his docs lived in England. 


Between June 6 and 19, 2016, Buhari went on a 10-day medical journey to England for an ear an infection surgical procedure. He prolonged his journey by three days to relaxation.


On January 19, 2017, the President was again in London once more on a medical trip.


On February 5, 2017, he wrote to the Nationwide Meeting, in search of an extension of his London medical depart. Afterward March 10, 2017, Buhari returned to Nigeria however did not resume work instantly at Aso Villa.


The Presidency had claimed that “he was working from house.” 


On Might 7, 2017, Buhari launched into a visit to London for one more medical trip. He returned after 104 days – the longest he had stayed outdoors the nation.


On August 19, 2017, Buhari returned to Nigeria, and it took him some time to renew work as a result of rats had purportedly broken furnishings in his workplace.


The Presidency, subsequently, introduced that he could be working from house.


On Might 8, 2018, Buhari went to London for a four-day “medical overview.”


On April 26, 2019, Buhari once more left for the UK on a 10-day personal go to to hunt medical care. He got here again to the nation on Might 5.


Additionally, from March 30 to April 6, 2021, the President launched into one other journey for a routine medical check-up in London.

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