By Emmanuel Nduka
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is set to jet out again on Friday to London, United Kingdom on medical tourism.
This was revealed on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement in Abuja.
According to Adesina, the president’s whose trip to London was for a scheduled medical follow-up, should be back in the country during the second week of July.
President Buhari’s scheduled trip to London comes almost three months since he last visited the United Kingdom for the same purpose.
It would be recalled that Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom on March 30 for a routine medical check-up, and later returned on April 15, spending over two weeks.
Amid speculations that the Nigerian leader may be sick at the time and had to embark on an emergency trip, the presidency stated that there was nothing of such.
“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” said Garba Shehu, another media aide to the President, during an interview with Channels Television.
Garba also stated that there was no need for the Nigerian leader to transmit power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, since he would not be away for so long to contravene the law.
Buhari’s latest trip comes amid a dwindling economy, mass hardship and worsening insecurity.