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Medical Trip: No Emergency, Buhari Not In Any Sick Condition – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is seen on this image taken on March 30, 2021, waving as he embarks on a medical journey to the United Kingdom.


The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari has solely travelled to the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up.

Speaking whereas that includes as a visitor on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday, Mr Garba Shehu famous that there was no severe situation that prompted the President’s journey.

“It is a medical trip and there is absolutely no urgency, no emergency; the President is not in any sick condition.

“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” mentioned Shehu who’s the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

President Buhari departed the Presidential Villa for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 2:30pm after which he proceeded to London for a routine medical check-up.

Since assuming workplace, he has launched into a number of journeys to the United Kingdom to hunt medical care, however he has not been to the nation because the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Presidency mentioned the President, who met with the service chiefs earlier than he travelled, was anticipated again within the nation within the second week of April.


For Shehu, his principal has been in excellent well being however determined to go on the medical journey simply as he had finished up to now.

“He has done this before he came into office in 2015 and he has continued to do that without any disruptions but for last year (2020), he could not make it because of the travel restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on the global community.

“We are hoping that the President will come back in good time and continue all the work that he is doing. The President has enjoyed an extraordinarily good round of health,” he mentioned.

The presidential aide additionally described President Buhari as a law-abiding citizen, saying he would observe the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the British authorities.

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