Buhari, Osinbajo, service chiefs meet before president flies to London for medical care

Ahead of his trip to London today, President Muhammadu Buhari met with the country’s service chiefs at the Aso Villa in Abuja.

Those at the meeting include the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; National Security Adviser to the President, Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (retd.); the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; amongst others, were also at the meeting.

After the meeting, Buhari will proceed for routine medical check-up in London, the presidency said in a statement on Monday.

Buhari is due back in the country during the second week of April.

Buhari is embarking on the medical trip at a time members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have declared their intention to commence a strike on April 1.

The president’s trip also comes a time when the country is bedeviled with many security challenges including insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, amongst others.


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