​Buhari off to London to see doctor


President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to London on Tuesday to see his doctor, his media Garba Shehu said in a statement on Monday .

Buhari is expected to be in London until May 12.

“ In the course of the technical stop-over for aircraft maintenance in London on his way back from Washington last week, the President had a meeting with his doctor, ” Shehu said . “ The doctor requested the President to return for a meeting which he agreed to do. ”

The president was in London between January 19 March 10, 2017, to “ undergo routine medical check – ups” during a short holiday .

On his return , he tacitly acknowledged that he was very ill, telling his cabinet members that “ I couldn’ t recall being so sick since I was a young man. ” He also said he had “ blood transfusions , going to the laboratories and so on and so forth. ”

He returned to the United Kingdom on May 7, 2017, for the same reason and did not return until August 19.

Shehu, last week , said medical reasons were not behind Buhari’ s ‘ technical’ stopover in London on his way back from the United States .

“ The big jet is under repair . So , the president is using a small plane and there is a limit to the distance the small plane can cover , ” he told AFP.

“ The technical stopover I talked about is that the journey from the US to Abuja is broken into two . ”

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