The Nigerian President and members of his immediate family routinely travel for medical treatment in the UK
Presidential spokesperson Femi Adesina in a statement Monday night noted that the president will travel on Tuesday and will return second week of April.
Mr Buhari and members of his immediate family routinely travel for medical treatment in the UK as Nigerian hospitals battle with inadequate equipment and inadequate funding.
It should be recalled that the president’s trip was announced on the same day residents doctors across the country announced they would start an indefinite strike on Thursday due to nonpayment of some allowances.
Read Mr Adesina’s full statement below:
PRESIDENT BUHARI BILLED FOR ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK-UP IN LONDON
President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.
The President meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey.
He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
March 29, 2021