The Presidency plans to increase President Muhamadu Buhari, who has been within the UK since March 30, for a routine medical examination as protests proceed on the Nigerian Mission Home in London.
SaharaReporters realized that whereas Buhari was unable handy over to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President was requested to take care of his capability to behave whereas the enlargement was being labored out.
Though Buhari’s particular advisor on media and public relations, Femi Adesina, had not given a particular date, he had introduced that the president can be again within the second week of April 2021.
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SaharaReporters realized that the scheduled return flight date could now not be possible – it is because the rising protest by activists from #HarassBuhariOutofLondon and #RevolutionNow in London has reportedly prevented the presidents from being taken to the locations he’s in need to go to city.
“Buhari didn’t hand over to the Vice President, however he informed him to maintain appearing. As issues stand right now, he’ll be extending his keep in London from what we hear. #Revolutionnow’s protest has affected his capability to get round London. An extension is now pending, ”a high official informed this newspaper.
Buhari had spent greater than 193 days within the UK since taking workplace in 2015, outcomes from SaharaReporters confirmed.
The president’s journeys sparked a variety of backlash on social media when the announcement of his ongoing journey got here across the time the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors introduced its members had been within the for failing to fulfill authorities calls for, together with failure to pay Strike would kick off allowances.
In an April 1 report, SaharaReporters had examined a schedule for the president’s journeys overseas for medical therapy since he took workplace on Could 29, 2015.
February 1, 2016 to February 10, 2016: Buhari was on a six day trip within the UK and mentioned his docs lived in England.
June 2, 6-19, 2016: Buhari spent virtually two weeks within the UK receiving therapy for an ear an infection and a trip.
He reportedly flew to London on June 6 to see an ear, nostril and throat specialist after two docs in Nigeria “precautionary” really helpful an extra evaluation, his workforce mentioned.
He prolonged his journey by three days to relaxation.
3. January 19 to March 10, 2017: Buhari returned to London on medical trip on January 19. On February 5, he wrote to the Nationwide Meeting to request the extension of his medical go away in London. The president didn’t return till March 10, however didn’t instantly resume work at Aso Villa. The presidency mentioned, “He works from house.” Buhari spent a complete of 51 days exterior the nation.
Could 4-7, 2017: Buhari is on a visit to London for one more medical trip. He returned after 104 days on August 19 however was unable to return to work as rats reportedly broken furnishings in his workplace.
The presidency introduced that he would make money working from home.
Could fifth, 2018: Buhari went to London for a four-day “medical examination”. The President returned on Could 11, 2018.
6. April 25 to Could 5, 2019: The President is making one other 10-day personal go to to the UK.
7. March thirtieth: The President makes one other journey to London for a routine medical examination.
He has already been away ten days for the present journey, just a few extra days.
In abstract, Buhari spent 19 days in 2016, 155 days in 2017 and 4 days in 2018 in search of therapy within the UK.
In 2019, the President took a 10-day personal journey to the UK, presumably for medical causes.
In 2020, the president was unable to begin his journey as a result of coronavirus pandemic that introduced flight operations to a standstill.