After spending over 400 days in office on foreign trips, most were although for medical treatment of an undisclosed ailment in the UK, in his first four years in office, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has embarked on several foreign trips in his first few months as his second term began.
Since he was sworn in for a second term on May 29, Buhari has been out of the office for 47 days.
Just a day after he was inaugurated for a second term, Buhari, on May 30, travelled to Saudi Arabia for the Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. He returned three days later on June 2.
For seven days, from Sunday, August 25 and to Saturday, August 31, Buhari was in Japan attending the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).
On 14 September, Buhari embarked on a day trip to Burkina Faso ECOWAS for a meeting on terrorism.
On Sunday, September 22, Buhari departed Nigeria for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74). He left New York on Friday, September 27 and arrived on Saturday, September 28.
Buhari flew out to South Africa for a state visit and the 9th meeting of the Bi-National Commission of both countries. The president left on Wednesday, October 2nd and returned on Friday, October 4.
Weeks after the South African trip, on Monday, October 21, Buhari departed Nigeria to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia. He returned on Saturday, October 26.