The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has arrived in Abuja from London, the United Kingdom, where he had been undergoing dental treatment in the past week.
The Gulfstream jet conveying Buhari taxied to the Presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
On April 30, KOKO TV reports that the President’s NAF 001 carrier had been flown to Boeing’s maintenance, repair and overhaul site in Seattle, USA, for a heavy maintenance visit or D Check.
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In the past two weeks, the Nigerian leader has been flown on another aircraft on the Presidential Air Fleet including his trip on May 3, where he joined other world leaders in London for the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla.
Although the trip was scheduled to last five days, the Presidency announced that Buhari’s stay was extended by one week for dental treatment.
He “will remain in London, the United Kingdom, for an additional week, based on the advice of his dentist, who has started attending to him,” a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed late Tuesday, May 9.
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So far he has spent at least 232 days on medical trips since assuming office in 2015.
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