The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari has only traveled to the United Kingdom for a routine medical check-up.
Mr. Garba Shehu noted that there was no serious condition that prompted the President’s trip as he added that the president only went for a medical trip and there is absolutely no urgency, no emergency; the President is not in any sick condition Mr. Garba added.
“It is a routine medical check-up; the President has undertaken this with a set of doctors that he has retained over many years,” said Shehu who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
According to Channels report, President Buhari departed the Presidential Villa for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 2:30 pm after which he proceeded to London for a routine medical check-up.
Since assuming office, he has embarked on several trips to the United Kingdom to seek medical care, but he has not been to the country since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic PDP alleges.
The Presidency said the President, who met with the service chiefs before he traveled, was expected to be back in the country in the second week of April.
For Shehu, the president has been in perfect health but has decided to go on the medical trip just as he had done in the past.
“He has done this before he came into office in 2015 and he has continued to do that without any disruptions but for last year (2020), he could not make it because of the travel restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on the global community.
“We are hoping that the President will come back in good time and continue all the works that he is doing. The President has enjoyed an extraordinarily good round of health,” Shehu said.
The presidential aide also described President Buhari as a law-abiding citizen, saying he would observe the COVID-19 protocols put in place by the British authorities.