Buhari embarks on first medical trip in almost three years

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday embark on a medical trip to London.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari billed for routine medical check-up in London.”

Adesina said Buhari was expected back in the country in the second week of April after what he called “a routine medical check-up.”

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday, March 30, 2021, for a routine medical check-up.

“The President meets with Security Chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey.

“He is due back in the country during the second week of April 2021.”

Recall that the Senate, had in November last year issued a warning to State House officials that, henceforth, President Buhari should stop embarking on foreign trips for medical attention.

According to the Senate, rather than allow the president to jet out on medical tourism, the Federal Government and State House officials should put the State House Clinic in order for such purposes.

However, the president is set for his sixth medical trip abroad.

Since he assumed office on May 29, 2015, President Buhari has embarked on medical trips abroad five times, covering a period of no fewer than 170 days (8.56 percent) of the 1,987 days he has been in power.

His last journey was to London for a four-day “medical review in May 2018.”