President Muhammadu Buhari who recently returned from London, United Kingdom after spending over 100 days, is set to embark on another trip to Washington, DC, United States.
According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Monday, September 4, 2017 for a trip to Washington, DC.
It was gathered that Buhari’s trip to the US is at the invitation of President Donald Trump, with a Nigerian Presidency source telling a correspondent that Trump extended the invitation last February, shortly after his inauguration.
According to an itinerary seen by a correspondent, Buhari is scheduled to leave his hometown, Daura, by helicopter at 9:15 am on Monday for Katsina airport. From the airport, he will fly out at 10 am aboard a presidential jet to Washington, DC.
A source at the Presidency said that the earlier plan was for Buhari to combine the official visit to the US with his participation at the UN General Assembly in New York from September 21 to 25, 2017.
Another Presidency insider said there was some anxiety within Aso Rock that the trip may turn out to have a medical tone.