President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday proceed to London, the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up.

This was announced in a statement issued on Monday night by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Before departing the country for the UK, President Buhari would meet with the security chiefs in the morning.

He is hopefully to return back in Nigeria during the second week of April 2021.

President Buhari had embarked on several medical trips between 2015 and 2019. During one of his trips in 2017, he spent 103 days in London with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, acting as the president then.

His long absence sparked rumours that he had passed on – speculations which were denied by the presidency.

Buhari’s health has become a subject of debate in the last election in February 2020 when the opposition surmise him not physically fit to govern — but Buhari won a second term.

The president’s state of health is a sensitive subject in Nigeria following the death of former leader Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, in 2010 .

SEE FULL STATEMENT:

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI BILLED FOR ROUTINE MEDICAL CHECK-UP IN LONDON

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

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.

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

March 29, 2021

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