Breaking News Nigeria: President Muhammadu Buhari Headed to London
Breaking News Nigeria reports that President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, left for London for further medical checkups. This development comes amid fears that his health is deteriorating and it could be getting serious. However, the president maintains that it is not a cause for alarm and that he will be fine. While he is in London, the vice president will be in charge.
Sick Leave Earlier in the Year
The 74-year old president had taken sick leave earlier on in the year. The president spent six weeks (one and a half months) in London earlier on in the year due to some health issues. The exact nature of his condition has not been divulged. Breaking News Nigeria only divulged that he was in London for treatment but not for which condition. This sparked speculations about his health and whether he was still going to be able to dispense his duties as the Head of State. Consequently, after his release, President Muhammadu Buhari admitted that he has never been that sick in his life. However, he stated that there was no need to worry, although he might have to go back to London for checkups later on.
Current State of Health as Reported by Breaking News Nigeria
The president is said to have been going through a rough patch. Breaking news Nigeria reports that he has been working from home most of the time. It has been so noticeable that he has missed three cabinet meetings. Therefore, the news that he has to go back to London for checkups does not come as a surprise. President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to have left earlier on but chose to delay his trip so he could receive the Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram.
The 82 Chibok girls are among 276 who were kidnapped in April 2014. The girls’ release was negotiated by the Nigerian government in conjunction with the military, local and international NGOs and the Government of Switzerland, as reported by breaking news Nigeria. It was, therefore, important that the president receive the girls after such a long time in captivity and after the lengthy negotiations that saw the government give up some Boko Haram suspects in exchange for the girls’ release.
President Buhari’s Promise as Covered by Breaking News Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari also delayed his trip to London because he had made a promise upon the girls’ release. He had vowed to personally oversee their rehabilitation. He received the girls at his official residence before his departure for London. The Nigerian people will wait to see whether this promise will be kept.
The president’s spokesperson did not specify the duration of his trip. Breaking news Nigeria reports are that the president will stay in London as long as his doctors instruct. The aim of the trip is to ensure that the president is back in good health. Therefore, the duration of his stay in London will be determined by how well and how soon this goal will be met.