Buhari Departs For London On 4-Day Medical Check Up

By on May 8, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Abuja for London where he is scheduled to meet with his doctors for routine medical check up.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari The presidential aircraft conveying the president and few of his aides took-off from the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 3.20 p.m.

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Bello, the Inspector-General of Police,  Ibrahim Idris and Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari were among those at the airport to bid the president farewell.

Others included members of the president’s media team Mr Femi Adesina, Malam Garba Shehu, as well as other presidential aides. Garba Shehu had on Monday in a statement said President Buhari would on Tuesday begin a four-day trip to the UK on medical check up.

He said “in the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week, the president had a meeting with his doctor. “The doctor requested the president to return for a meeting which he agreed to do.”

Shehu added that the president, who would return on May 12, would undertake a two-day visit to Jigawa, which was postponed because of the All Progressives Congress’s Ward Congresses.

He said the visit would last between May 14 and May 15. President Buhari first went on medical vacation on Jan. 19, 2017 and returned later than he planned and declared that he had never felt so ill in his life.

The president returned for treatment on May 7, 2017 and came back after 103 days. Before leaving Abuja on Tuesday, May 8, Buhari received Letters of Credence from ambassadors of Netherlands, Republic of Botswana and Lebanon to Nigeria, where he stressed the need for sustained financial, technical and capacity building from the international community to mitigate the effects of climate change in the country.

It is clear that in spite of Mr President performing his ceremonial duties, the president is still not hale and hearty as claimed by some of his aides and other members of his party, the APC.

Nigerians in their inquisitive mind would ask why would he travel often for medical check-up why such could be conducted in Nigeria if our health sector is overhauled. The president clinic in Aso Rock is reported to have no equipment at all to carried out those specialized tests that the president needed.

If the first citizen of the country could not live an exemplary life by leading the campaign of treating any government home, who then would obey?

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