There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may proceed directly to London, United Kingdom from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on a “private visit” which have typically turned out to be medical leaves in disguise.
The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina made the announcement on Monday, October 28, in a statement circulated to journalists in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the statement, President Buhari will leave the country on Monday, October 28, on an official trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to attend the Economic Forum of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh.
“On the sideline of the event, President Buhari will hold bilateral talks with His Majesty King Salman and His Majesty King Abdullah ll of Jordan.
“On Wednesday, 30th October, 2019, the President will participate in the High Level Event titled “What is Next for Africa: How will Investment and Trade Transform the Continent into the Next Great Economic Success Story?” with Presidents of Kenya, Congo-Brazzaville and Burkina Faso.
“At the end of the summit, President Buhari will on Saturday 2nd November, 2019, proceed to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on 17th November, 2019,” Mr Adesina further stated.
Many Nigerians are curious why their president always feel the need to conceal the purpose of his ‘private visits’ to London when the cost of such expensive trips undertaken with the country’s presidential jet is usually footed by their collective purse.
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