There is uncertainty about President Muhammadu Buhari’s return trip to Nigeria as his 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom (UK) ends today, Starnews has learnt.
The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina had hinted Nigerians hours before the President departed the country on April 25, that he would come back on May 5, 2019.
Meanwhile, Sahara Reporters had few days ago reported that President Buhari may likely extend his 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom beyond 10 days for medical reasons — a claim which was debunked by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu who described the report as “rubbish”
Buhari’s 10 days private visit to the UK ends today.
Investigation conducted by Starnews revealed that the president homecoming today is not yet sure as there is no information about his return trip according to a presidential aide who pleaded anonymity as at the time of filing this report.
Daily Trust reports that with this latest visit, the President had spent 227 days out of his four years tenure in the UK. Previously, the president had visited UK for medical reasons.
The president was in the UK between February 5 and 10, 2016. In May of same year, he was there for an anti-corruption summit. Also in 2016, the president was in the UK for treatment of an ear infection.
He visited from January 19 to March 10, 2017 for medical leave. Two months after he returned, he went back and spent 104 days, from May 8 to August 19.
President Buahri was in the UK in 2018 from April 9 to 21 for his annual leave. In May, he had a technical stopover there. Also between May 8 and 11, the President was in the UK and from August 3-18 as well.