Buhari returns after visiting doctor in Britain

President Muhammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria from Britain

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria on Friday after travelling to Britain this week to see his doctor, his spokesman said.

The 75-year-old went to London after his doctor requested to see him.



Buhari who was expected back in Nigeria returned a day early and his expected to embark on an official visit to Jigawa state on Monday.

“President Buhari just returned, a clear 24 hours” his spokesman, Garba Shehu said in a tweet.

Shehu said earlier in the week it would be a “routine check-up”.

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“He will return Sat, May 12th. On his return, the President’s two-day state visit to Jigawa, which was postponed because of the APC ward congresses, will now take place 14th & 15th May,” Shehu added.

However, the surprise announcement that Buhari would travel to see his doctor renewed concerns about his health weeks after he said he would seek re-election in a poll to be held in February next year.

Buhari’s critics say he is too ill to be at the helm of one of the continent’s biggest economies.

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