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Buhari Jets Off To The United Kingdom, Thursday On Private Visit, Returns May 5

The Oasis Reporters

April 25, 2019

President Buhari to be back home, May 5.
By Greg Abolo and Mike Odeh James

Once dubbed London’s most frequent visitor, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday, live up to that reputation as he proceeds to the United Kingdom on yet another private visit.

This was disclosed in a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Buhari’s trip to the UK is coming a day after the President commissioned a number of projects executed by the Lagos State Government.

Adesina stated that further to the official visit by the President to Lagos on Wednesday, he 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,” Adesina said.

He further informed that at the end of the President’s visit to Maiduguri, he will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit.

This latest visit is bound to attract emotional outbursts from Buhari’s critics and supporters .

Last year alone, Buhari visited the United Kingdom where he spent 217 days mostly on health grounds and meetings of Commonwealth Heads of State and Government.

Nigeria’s labour minister, Dr. Chris Ngige recently scoffed at medical doctors in the country, daring them to jet out and work abroad if they cared, since the country has a superabundant supply of doctors. The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA has however debunked this by saying that it would take 15 years of constantly increasing the training of doctors with none departing before Nigeria can be said to have sufficient number of doctors.

Meanwhile, hardly would one find rich Nigerian politicians who earn millions of naira on monthly basis attending the nation’s hospitals. They all jet off to exotic destinations worldwide to treat even simple ailments.

President Buhari is “expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019” Adesina stressed.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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