President Buhari cancels his medical vacation to the United Kingdom and returns to Abuja.

Bashir Ahmad, the President’s personal assistant for new media, revealed this in a brief Twitter message on Friday afternoon.

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja following a three-day visit to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, where he attended the UN Environment Programme’s 50th anniversary celebrations (UNEP).

President Buhari, whose official plane, Nigeria Air Force 1, landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, about 1 p.m., was supposed to fly to London, United Kingdom, for two weeks of medical checkups.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, following his participation in the UN Environmental Programme’s (UNEP) 50th Anniversary in Nairobi, Kenya,” Ahmad writes on Twitter.

The President attended a Special Session in Kenya to mark the United Nations’ body’s 50th anniversary.


“As we mark UNEP’s 50th anniversary, we salute UNEP’s achievements and encourage broader action to solve climate change, biodiversity, growing levels of pollution, and waste, which are three main issues affecting our world,” President Buhari stated.

Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), was also present at the meeting.

President Buhari urged cooperation between the ministries of the environment, water resources, agriculture and rural development, and power to prevent desertification at the meeting.

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