Nige­ria’s Buhari to pass through Lon­don af­ter UN Gen­eral Assem­bly trip

Sunday Observer - - NEWS -

ABUJA - Nigeri a n Pres i dent Muham­madu Buhari will pass through Lon­don, where he spent five months on med­i­cal leave this year, on his way home from the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly, his spokesman said on Friday.

Buhari will de­part for New York to­day, his spokesman said in an emailed state­ment. It will be the first time he has left Nige­ria since re­turn­ing on 19 Au­gust from Bri­tain, where he had re­ceived treat­ment for an un­spec­i­fied ail­ment.

Spokesman Femi Adesina said Buhari would hold a lunch meet­ing with US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and other lead­ers, adding: “Pres­i­dent Buhari will tran­sit through Lon­don on his way back to the coun­try.”

Buhari will be ac­com­pa­nied on the trip by cab­i­net min­is­ters and the governors of three states.

The state­ment did not say whether he would have med­i­cal treat­ment in Lon­don. Adesina de­clined a re­quest to com­ment fur­ther.

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