Buhari says he’s taking ‘short rest’ in London, writes Jordanian King


Don't forget to Share on Facebook

President Muhammadu Buhari has described his latest medical trip to London as a ‘short rest.’

Mr Buhari said this in a letter to the King of Jordan, Abdullah Al-Hussein.

Mr Buhari travelled to London last week for ‘medical check-up,’ according to his office. He is due back in Nigeria in the second week of April, his office said.

The president has been criticised by many Nigerians for travelling for medical treatment at a time resident doctors in the country were preparing for a nationwide strike. The doctors commenced the strike two days after the president’s trip and are still on strike.

Details of Mr Buhari’s letter to the Jordanian king was contained in a Thursday statement by Mr Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

Read the full statement by Mr Shehu below.


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter of good wishes and solidarity to King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.

In the letter personally signed by him, President Buhari said he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had amicably been resolved.

The letter reads in part: “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

“Your exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration. Relations between Nigeria and Jordan have been excellent and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.

‘‘Your Majesty, I am much heartened that matters have now been resolved and I pray that the Hashemite Kingdom continues to not only remain peaceful, but also a major beacon of hope for the region under Your Majesty’s wise guidance.”

Dangote adbanner 728x90_2 (1)

President Buhari extended to the King the assurances of his highest personal regards.

Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

April 8, 2021

Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401…

PT Mag Campaign AD

Visit Original Source link

Don't forget to Share on Facebook