It has been revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari usually make his official trips enroute London in a bid to see his doctors and avoid openly declaring medical leave often. This was made known to Reuters by diplomats.
The unnamed diplomats, who are believed to be from Western countries, also told Reuters that President Buhari would route his official trips as far as Asia via London just to see his doctors.
Buhari who is currently in London since January 19 on medical vacation, handed over to his vice, now Acting President Osinbajo.
The vacation notice, which was contained in the letter Buhari sent to National Assembly, was scheduled to last for 10 days but was later enlongated as contained in subsequent press release from President’s Media Assistance, Mr Femi Adesina.
According to Reuters, “Diplomats say Buhari has made several visits to Britain to see his doctor, routing official trips even to destinations as far afield as Asia via London so as not to have to declare medical leave all the time”.
Several high-profile politicians have visited the President since he travelled to the UK.
Some of them include: National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu; Senate President Bukola Saraki and House Speaker Yakubu Dogara.
Meanwhiel Buhari did not slack in carrying out his deplomatic assignment even while on medical vacation, as the recent call between him and United States President Donald Trump shows.
Speaking through his media aid, Mr President said he was home sick and would soon return home