President Buhari Leaves Nigeria For United Kingdom, to Spend 11 Days

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President Muhammadu Buhari is travelling to the United Kingdom on a private visit, the Nigerian presidency has said.

The president, according to his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement, the president will take-off from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where he’s billed to commission some projects.

He is expected to return to the country on May 5, 2019, the Special Adviser said. 

The statement read: “Further to the official visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to LagosWednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by the State Government, the President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for another official visit Thursday.

“He is expected to commission developmental projects especially in the sectors of education, healthcare and roads.

“At the end of the visit, President Buhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.”

Mr Buhari has in the past travelled to London for treatment of an undisclosed illness. He has spent several months in London on such trips since he assumed office in 2015.

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