Buhari halts UK medical trip, returns to Nigeria

Buhari who left Nigeria on Tuesday for the United Nations Environmental Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, was billed to spend two weeks in London for a medical check-up.
Buhari returns to Nigeria

Buhari returns to Nigeria

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The President, Major General(retd.) returned to Nigeria on Friday after suspending his proposed two weeks medical trip to the United Kingdom.

WuzupNigeria reported that Buhari who left Nigeria on Tuesday for the United Nations Environmental Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, was billed to spend two weeks in London for a medical check-up.

However, the president made a u-turn after his Nairobi engagement ended on Thursday and has since returned to Abuja today, according to a presidential aide, Buhari Sallau.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja, after his participation in the 50th Anniversary of the UN Environmental Programme in Nairobi, Kenya,” Sallau posted.

As of the time of filing this report, the president has not revealed the reason the president returned to the country instead of London where he was billed to spend two weeks for his medical checkup.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, stressed that Nigeria is committed to addressing the devastating effects of climate change.

He made the disclosure in his congratulatory message to the Special Session to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations’ body in Nairobi, Kenya.

He said, “During last year’s COP26 in Glasgow, Parties worked towards spurring action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also pledging to take steps to adapt to climate impacts.

“Nations are constantly facing the threats of disrupted weather patterns, low food production and rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding among other challenges.

“In that regard, Nigeria pledged to work with other countries in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and in doing so has increased her conditional contribution to reducing greenhouse gas from 45 per cent to 47 per cent.

“I take this opportunity to urge redoubled collective efforts to improve and sustain climate action, nature action, chemical and pollution action, air, bio-safety, disasters and conflicts, green economy, gender, oceans and seas, resource efficiency, water, and youth education in order to save our planet and achieve the 2030 agenda on sustainable development.”

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