President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Nigeria on Thursday
to the United Kingdom on a private visit, Aso Rock has announced.
The visit comes a day after the President visited Lagos to
commission a number of projects executed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said, “the
President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for
another official visit Thursday.
“He is expected to commission developmental projects
especially in the sectors of education, healthcare and roads.
“At the end of the visit, President Buhari will be
proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return
to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.”
President Buhari is due for swearing in for a second term in office on May 29, 2019.
He had in the past travelled to the United Kingdom for extended treatment of an undisclosed illness.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo acted in his absence.