PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is to spend two weeks in London on a private visit at the end of his trip to Saudi Arabia on Saturday.
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and publicity to the president in a press statement said that the president who is scheduled to attend the Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh will depart to London on a private visit.
“On the sideline of the event, President Buhari will hold bilateral talks with His Majesty King Salman and His Majesty King Abdullah ll of Jordan.
“On Wednesday, 30th October 2019, the President will participate in the High-Level Event titled “What is Next for Africa: How will Investment and Trade Transform the Continent into the Next Great Economic Success Story?” with Presidents of Kenya, Congo-Brazzaville and Burkina Faso,” the statement read in part.
Buhari who is expected back by November 17, 2019, will perform lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia before leaving for London.
In June 2016, he took a 10-day medical leave to treat a “persistent ear infection” in London, though he eventually spent 14 days. In August 2018, he also spent a ten-day annual leave also in London.
Between May 2015 and May 2018, Buhari set a new record, dislodging Late President Umaru Yar’Adua to become the Nigerian President to have spent more time on medical travels outside the country.