President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to depart to the United Kingdom on a private visit till May 5, a day to the beginning of Muslim 30-Day Fasting.
A statement today, Thursday, by the special adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina said that the President will leave for Maiduguri, capital of Borno State today, where he will commission some developmental projects executed by the State government.
The statement did not indicate the exact day the President will leave for London after the Maiduguri visit and did not say the purpose of the private visit to the UK.
President Buhari was only yesterday in Lagos where he commissioned projects executed by the outgoing government of Akinwunmi Ambode and returned to Abuja the same day.
It may not be impossible that the President is going for the usual medical checkup in London in preparation for the 30-Day engaging Fasting, and also to be fit for his inauguration on May 29, to begin his second term of another four years as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.