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Buhari to spend another four days in UK on medical vacation
President President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Tuesday undertake a four-day trip to the United Kingdom, rounding up his medical trip abroad to 172 days.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement released on Monday night.
Shehu said in a tweet that the president had a meeting with his doctor during a technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week.
I will be traveling to the United Kingdom tomorrow, to see my doctor, at his request. Will be away for four days; back in Abuja on Saturday, May 12.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) May 7, 2018
“The doctor requested the President to return for a meeting which he agreed to do,” he tweeted.
He said the President would return on Saturday, May 12th.
By the time he returns on Saturday, the President will have spent a total of 172 days on medical vacation abroad, two months above 109 days spent by the late President Musa Yar’adua in foreign hospitals between May 29, 2007 and February 2010
The president was out of the country for 168 days in London in 2017 to treat an undisclosed ailment.
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said last year that it is only Buhari that can disclose the type of ailment that he is currently suffering from.