President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Nigeria for London, the UK for a medical check-up.
The President, shortly after he hosted a gathering with the safety chiefs, flew in one of many jets on the Presidential fleet of the Nnamdi Azikwe Worldwide Airport, Abuja.
Buhari has not travelled overseas in an extended whereas on account of the coronavirus outbreak.
In certainly one of his uncommon journeys exterior the nation final yr, the president flew to Bamako, capital of Mali, to intervene within the disaster within the nation however his intervention alongside that of different African leaders didn’t yield the specified outcome because the army seized energy from President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Earlier than the coronavirus outbreak, the president went on medical journeys to the UK.
In 2017, he spent over 100 days in London, treating an undisclosed ailment.
This had sparked a nationwide outrage as his critics requested him to step down.
Buhari’s newest journey comes at a time when the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors threatened an indefinite strike over poor welfare.
The medical doctors have given the federal authorities up until April 1, 2021, to deal with their calls for.
Buhari isn’t anticipated again within the nation till the second week in April in keeping with an earlier assertion made by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina on Monday when he introduced the president’s journey to Nigerians.