A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed “private visit” to the United Kingdom (UK).
Naija News had reported earlier that the President will later today depart Nigeria for the UK on what the Presidency tagged a “private visit.”
According to the Presidency, President Buhari will return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019.
“Further to the official visit by President @MBuhari to Lagos Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by @followlasg the President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for another official visit Thursday.
“He is expected to commission developmental projects, especially in education, healthcare and roads. At the end of the visit to Borno State, President @MBuhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is expected to return to Nigeria on May 5, 2019,” the Presidency said in a statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Thursday.
Moments after the news went viral, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their opinions on the President’s proposed “private visit” to the UK.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
1-President @MBuhari NEVER goes on private visits to Obudu Cattle Ranch, or Yankaru Games Reserve, or Ikogosi Warms Springs, or Gashaka Gumpti National Park. Yet, this president that was elected by the Nigerian PUBLIC loves to visit the British in PRIVATE #BuhariThePrivateVisitor
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) April 25, 2019
Who is Buhari visiting 'privately' in UK? Aisha, are you witi me? https://t.co/jkiPTv9SBf
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) April 25, 2019
My favorite part of being the President of Nigeria is when I’m waving “goodbye binches” on my way out of the country back to my real country United Kingdom. https://t.co/cYYmO6Ceem
— Parosident Buhari (@TheMbuhari) April 25, 2019
BREAKING: President Buhari arrives London for Medicals.
The president has my support to stay for as long as he wants. Nigerians must have sense by force.
— Comrade Deji Adeyanju (@adeyanjudeji) April 25, 2019
The Chief Jihadist that is killing 100s of Christians on a weekly basis in Nigeria goes to the UK.@PremierRadio @persecutionnews @CConcern @FoxNews @jihadwatchRS https://t.co/aNERaeAEiX
— Amaka Ekwo (@Amaka_Ekwo) April 25, 2019
Buhari and UK Doctors pic.twitter.com/J5FZXLdYzH
— عبد الجليل مصطفى (@JO_Mustapha) April 25, 2019
Buhari's 10-Day "Private Visit" To UK: 5 Issues.
1. In 4 years, @MBuhari has spent a cumulative 404 days abroad- the bulk of which were spent in a UK hospital in 2017, treating an unknown ailment. When he travels again to the UK today, it would come to 414 days-out of 1460 days! pic.twitter.com/bD3hhmRFMo
— RootsTv (@rootstvnigeria) April 25, 2019
Is it because you still don't understand the type of technology used in the videos
Maybe that what buhari will be finding out during his private visit in UK
An example of cock and bull story pic.twitter.com/KCuUO2iCR1
— Clinton (@rainesclint) April 25, 2019
President Buhari will be off to the UK on a private visit, today. He will return on May 5, 2019.
Tinubu is already there, waiting.
— Francis Ndimkoha (@Saintfrancis11) April 25, 2019