After Attending 72nd UN General Assembly In New York, President Buhari Arrives London For Medical Check Up
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed New York City for London after attending the United Nations 72nd General Assembly.
Mr. Buhari’s immediate itinerary is a stopover in the United Kingdom where, according to a senior aide, he will undergo an extensive medical checkup on Saturday. The results of that checkup will determine the schedule of his return to Abuja.
The Nigerian presidential jet arrived New York from Abuja on September 17th after a brief stopover on the Spanish Island of Santa Maria. The jet was then flown to Dover, Delaware from when where it was returned to New York in preparation for the London trip.
The Presidency source said he expected the London trip to be short, but added that he could not state how long Mr. Buhari would be in the UK.
“The whole thing will be based on what the doctors say after running their tests on Mr. President,” said the source.
President Buhari returned to Nigeria from the UK on August 19th, 2017 after spending 104 days receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
According to SaharaReporters, the president requires “total blood transfusions from time to time.”