President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in London, the United Kingdom for his routine medical check-up.
Upon arrival in the UK on Tuesday night (Nigerian time), President Buhari was immediately led into a waiting car by the welcome team and his security details.
The arrival of the President was confirmed in a video clip made available to Naija News by Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad.
It will be recalled that President Buhari on Tuesday afternoon, departed the shores of Nigeria for London, the United Kingdom through the Abuja International Airport.
The President departed the country in one of the jets available in the presidential fleet.
Buhari is not expected back in the country until the second week in April according to an earlier statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina on Monday when he announced the president’s trip to Nigerians.
See the video of the President’s arrival in the UK.
The President arrives London, the UK. pic.twitter.com/S65dGaHdqE
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 30, 2021
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has described his principal’s recent medical trip to the United Kingdom as wise and correct.
Speaking on Tuesday when he featured on Channels Television, Garba Shehu said the president has used the same UK doctors for over 30 years.
The presidential aide stated that it doesn’t speak well for Buhari to change his doctors every year because of distance.
He said: “I think that, unfortunately, there is the misconception of the president’s trip, seen in the context of medical tourism.
“President Buhari is not a medical tourist — if somebody has kept retainership with medical experts; we are talking about 30 years and plus.
“Each year, they view you and examine you and give you a pass and advise you on what to do. Would you, given this position, be changing your doctors every other year, because there is a chance the distance will be shortened?”I think the president is wise and quite correct in his decision that he retains consistently the set of doctors who have ensured good health for himself.”