President Muhammadu Buhari’s 10 days private visit to the United Kingdom, UK, ends today.
The Presidential Spokesperson, Femi Adesina, had hours before the President departed the country, on April 25, said that Buhari is expected back, on May 5.
The statement read: “President Buhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom, on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria, on May 5, 2019.”
Newsmen could not establish whether the President will return today, or has extended his stay in the UK, as the Presidency has remained silent about his return.
With this visit, the President had spent 227 days, out of his four years tenure, in the UK.
Previously, the President had visited the UK for medical reasons.
The President was in the UK, between February 5 and 10, 2016. In May of the same year, he was there for an Anti-Corruption Summit. Also in 2016, the President was in the UK, for treatment of an ear infection.
He visited from January 19 to March 10, 2017, for a medical leave. Two months after he returned, he went back and spent 104 days, from May 8 to August 19.
President Buhari was in the UK in 2018, from April 9 to 21, for his annual leave. In May, he had a technical stopover there. Also between May 8 and 11, the President was in the UK, and from August 3 to 18, as well.