UPDATED: Presidency reveals new date of Buhari’s trip to United Kingdom
The Presidency has explained President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled trip to the United Kingdom for medical checkup stands.
Buhari, on Friday afternoon, returned to Abuja from a three-day visit to Nairobi in Kenya where he participated in United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) 50th anniversary event.
The President, who touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja around 1pm, was initially scheduled to proceed to London from Nairobi, for two-week medical checks.
However, the Presidency confirmed the initial plans for the President’s trip to London for his medical checks remain.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said: “Nothing has changed about his planned trip to London, it is still as earlier planned. He will leave for London on Sunday. There’s no need for any anxiety”.
A previous statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina, indicated he would head to London from Nairobi after the UNEP event.
“From Kenya, President Buhari will proceed to London for routine medical checks that will last for a maximum of two weeks,” the statement had said.
Shehu explained the President returned to Abuja on Friday because his engagements in Nairobi finished earlier.