According to a source from the presidency, some of President Buhari’s aides are concerned about his health.
The aides are of the thought that the
president’s frequent travels might be taking a toll on his wellbeing.
A sources informs that the president’s personal physician, Dr Suhayb Sanusi Rafindadi, now stands very close to him during and after public events on foreign and sometimes domestic trips.
It is also gathered that Buhari’s chief security officer, Abdulkarim Dauda, travels two days ahead of the president in order to spend two days in hotel rooms where Mr. Buhari is expected to sleep. “It is a precautionary measure,” said the source.
The president will be embarking on another whirlwind of global travel beginning with trips to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Nairobi, Kenya before the end of January.
Starting from February, President Buhari is scheduled to visit Paris, London, Qatar and Saudi Arabia for official visits. Some of the trips are also related to conferences.
Buhari’s trip to Saudi Arabia comes on the heels of the Nigerian Army’s alleged massacre of Shiite Muslims and the arrest of Shiite leader, Ibrahim El Zakzaky.
Meanwhile, in carrying out his domestic responsibilities, President Buhari will be in Ogun state as from Febraury 1 to celebrate 40 years of the state existence. The celebration is said not to be just for the state’s birthday, but to harvest some completed projects across the three senatorial districts.