President Muhammadu Buhari has postponed his medical follow-up visit to the United Kingdom
No reason was provided for the postponement, but the presidency had said the scheduled trip was a follow-up to the president’s last visit.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, in a statement on Friday, said the trip has been postponed and that a new date will be announced soon.
“The medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom earlier scheduled for today, Friday, June 25, 2021, has been postponed,” Adesina said.
In April, the president went to the UK for what the presidency described as a “routine” check-up.
Should he make the trip on a later date, he would have spent more than 200 days going on medical tourism since he was sworn in as Nigeria’s President in May 2015.
As part of his campaign in 2014, President Buhari had attributed the health situation to the country’s health sector’s “inability to combat outbreak of deadly diseases and mass migration of medical personnel out of the country”.
By Abel Ejikeme