A cross-section of Nigerians and a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, have knocked President Muhammadu Buhari for shunning Nigeria to spend his vacation in the United Kingdom, and similarly choosing to have ‘routine’ medical checkup in the foreign country.
They described as embarrassing President Buhari’s trip abroad for vacation and medical checkup despite the N3.87bn allocated to State House Medical Centre, Aso Villa, Abuja in the 2016 Appropriation Act.
The President had on Thursday, departed Abuja for London on a medical vacation.
That would be the President’s third medical trip abroad since inauguration.
The President had in June 2016 taken 10 days off to travel to the UK to rest, as well as see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for a “persistent ear infection.”
A factional Chairman of the Kwara State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, and the Executive Director, Community Outreach for Development and Welfare Advocacy, Mr. Taiwo Otitolaye, also said that it was not appropriate for Buhari to be travelling abroad for vacation.