Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is in London for a private visit, a government statement said on Thursday morning. He is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5.
It’s Buhari’s eleventh trip to London since his inauguration in 2015. A number of the president’s to London were medical trips.
The first medical trip to London, on June 6, 2016, which lasted for 10 days, was over an ear infection, while the second lasted 51 days for an undisclosed ailment. He was away for 104 days, from May 8, 2017 till August 19, 2017, for his third medical trip to the UK.
On September 21, he left from the US to the UK for the fourth medical trip and returned to Nigeria on September 25, 2017.
In his fifth medical trip to London, Buhari was in the UK for medical reasons on May 8, 2018, and he returned on May 11.