President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom (UK) will end today, according to the Presidency. The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina had hours before the President departed the country on April 25, said Buhari is expected back May 5.
The statement reads “President Buhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.” Our reporter could not establish whether the President will return today or has extended his stay in the UK.
With this visit, the President had spent 227 days out of his four years tenure in the UK. Previously, the president had visited UK for medical reasons. The president was in the UK between February 5 and 10, 2016. In May of same year, he was there for an anti-corruption summit. Also in 2016, the president was in the UK for treatment of an ear infection.
He visited from January 19 to March 10, 2017 for medical leave. Two months after he returned, he went back and spent 104 days, from May 8 to August 19. President Buahri was in the UK in 2018 from April 9 to 21 for his annual leave. In May, he had a technical stopover there. Also between May 8 and 11, the President was in the UK and from August 3-18 as well.