Medical tourism: Buhari jets to London again as doctors threaten strike

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday embark on a medical trip to London in the United Kingdom (UK).

“President Buhari billed for routine check-up in London,” Buhari’s spokesperson Femi Adesina titled a statement in that regard on Monday.

Adesina said Buhari was expected back in the country in the second week of April after what he called “a routine check-up.”

“President Muhammadu Buhari proceeds to London, the United Kingdom, Tuesday March 30, 2021, for a routine check-up,” the statement read.

“The President meets with security chiefs first in the morning, after which he embarks on the journey.

“He is due back in the country during the second week of April, 2021.”

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

Buhari has spent at least 200 non-consecutive days in the UK for medical reasons since he became President in 2015, Punch reported.

His longest spell in the UK was in 2017 when he spent 51 days from January 19 to March 10; and 104 days from May 8, 2017 to August 19, 2017.

Buhari admitted at the time that he had never been so ill in his life despite denials by his aides and the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that nothing was wrong with the President.


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