President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Saturday for an official trip to Paris, France.
Sources say the President would be in Paris for at least four days, where he has also been scheduled to meet his doctor.
“Buhari will be heading to Paris for four days. He was planning to go to Kampala (Uganda) and travel to London, the United Kingdom, to see his doctors but they opted to meet him in Paris. He will be travelling on Saturday,” a top source at the presidency told SaharaReporters.
The development comes after Buhari had planned to attend the inauguration of Uganda’s dictator, Yoweri Museveni, and from there let him visit the UK for treatment.
But the plan was later shelved and the decision to send Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Uganda to represent Buhari was made at the last minute when it appeared that the UK trip was not feasible.
The online news medium, citing presidency sources, say Buhari’s health, particularly his dementia, had deteriorated recently, and he was incoherent at the security chiefs’ meetings in the last two weeks.
“Buhari had wanted to travel to go for Museveni’s inauguration in Uganda and now use the opportunity to go to London but they changed the plans last minute and sent Osinbajo,” a top source had revealed.