Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, left for London on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 to visit her husband who has been on medical vacation since May 7th.
The President left for the United Kingdom since May 7 on a follow-up consultation with his doctors.
According to a statement by her media aide, Mrs. Buhari will convey to the President the best wishes of Nigerians and their fervent prayers for his quick recovery.
She is expected to stop over at Addis Ababa, to make a symbolic appearance at the meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) on Monday 3rd July 2017.
She will join other members to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the organisation and use the opportunity to reiterate the voting rights of Nigeria in the upcoming elections of the organisation.
She will continue her journey to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, 4th July 2017.
Mrs. Aisha Buhari had visited her husband last month and returned to the country a week later saying her husband was recuperating very fast.
But reports from Sahara Reporters and Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose claims the First Lady was not allowed to see the president during her visit.
Addressing journalists last week, Mr. Fayose alleged that the president was on life support.Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress has, however, said President Buhari was recovering and not on life support.
The president has been in London for over 50 days for medical treatment, although details and nature of his ill health have not been made public.
This is President Buhari’s fourth medical vacation to the United Kingdom since his inauguration on May 29, 2015.
He returned from his last trip to the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017, which lasted 49 days, a trip that caused anxiety among many Nigerians following an extension of the trip initially planned for ten days.