President Buhari arrives the UK for Medical Check-Up Ahead of Democracy Day Celebration

President Buhari with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo shortly before his departure


By Juliana Uzoka

President Buhari has arrived the United Kingdom early Monday morning, to continue with treatment, after weeks of failing health.


The President travelled Sunday night, after achieving another great feat in securing the release of 82 Chibok Girls that had been held captive by their abductors, the Boko Haram Terrorists group for about three years.


82 Chibok girls in Abuja to see President Buhari after securing freedom from Boko Haram

Although there was no indication of when he is expected back to the country, his current medical trip may be short lived because of the forthcoming Democracy Day celebrations in the country.


Earlier, Buhari also received in his home, Vice President Pro. Yemi Osinbajo, the Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, who would oversee the affairs of the nation in his absence.

President Buhari (M), flanked by VP Osinbajo and Senate President Bukola Saraki


“The President assured Nigerians that there is no cause for worry”, said Femi Adesina, the media and publicity adviser


“He is very grateful for the prayers and good wishes of the people, and hopes they would continue to pray for the peace and unity of the nation.


“The length of the President’s stay in London will be determined by the doctors.


“Government will continue to function normally under the able leadership of the Vice President.


“President Buhari has transmitted letters about the trip to the Senate and the House of Representatives, in compliance with Section 145 (1) of the 1999 Constitution”.


The President whose ill health had triggered unpleasant reactions from Nigerians, earlier on in the year, due to its being shrouded in secrecy, had travelled on 20 January for a similar check. He returned on 10 March, after 51 days.


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